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Lab Engineered Chicken Embryos Have Dinosaur-Like Snout

Published on 29 May, 2015 at 3:59 pm By

Using the genetic modification, researchers at Yale University have created chicken embryos with a dinosaur-like snout, reports MindUnleashed.

As odd as this scientific breakthrough may seem, the experiment was not aimed to create a real-life genetically modified ‘dino-chickens’, but was conducted to explore the evolutionary mechanisms behind the development of the bird beak.

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The lead author of the study who is Yale University’s paleontologist and developmental biologist, Bhart-Anjan S. Bhullar, said:


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“Our goal here was to understand the molecular underpinnings of an important evolutionary transition, not to create a ‘dino-chicken’ simply for the sake of it. This was unexpected and demonstrates the way in which a single, simple developmental mechanism can have wide-ranging and unexpected effects”

According to the researchers, the fact that completely different sets of genes are involved in the development of either beaks or snouts demonstrates that the beak is an evolutionary adaptation mechanism and not simply a different nose shape.



The beak, which is a very important part of bird anatomy, allows them to survive in different environments.


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