Abi (abigailb) wrote,
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The Independent's science coverage fails today. The platypus has been DNA-sequenced. As far as I can gather, it has been found to fit rather exactly where it was expected to. The Independent claims


They found the animal's genes are indeed an unusual amalgam derived from the disparate worlds of reptiles, birds and mammals.


No they are not. "similar to", yes. "derived from [birds]" NO. unless there was some hot Archaeopteryx/Castorocauda inter-species action going on. which I would rather not know about.
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