Tweaking Just a Few Genes Transforms Scales Into Feathers : ScienceAlert

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The feathers, fur, and scales that adorn different members of the animal kingdom may look quite different, but they’re all made of the same basic stuff. And, as it turns out, it only takes a relatively simple genetic tweak to produce one instead of the other.

By targeting the sonic hedgehog (Shh) gene, geneticists…

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