Platypus genome reveals much about sex

Friday 5 November 2010
Platypus chromosomes. Photo courtesy Jenny Graves

Genome sequencing of Australia's platypus, an animal so unusual it was thought to be a hoax when sent to Europe in the 18th century, has moved the evolution of sex determination in humans forward more than 160 million years.

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Source: ABC News In Science, Platypus genome reveals much about sex.

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