Rewinding Evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with ‘alligator-like’ snout

0 Posted by - August 19, 2011 - Animals, Medical, Science

article 0 0d7b71ff00000578 198 224x373 Rewinding Evolution: Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with alligator like snout*Taken from the Daily Mail.

Scientists have undone the progress made by evolution by altering chicken DNA to create embryos with alligator-like snouts instead of beaks.

Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos in the early stage of their development, enabling them to undo evolutionary progress and give the creatures snouts which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period millions of years ago.

The scientific revelation of ‘rewinding’ evolution could pave the way for scientists altering DNA in the other direction and use the same process to create species better able to adapt to Earth’s climate.

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1 Comment

  • Brix Valenciano September 29, 2011 - 1:12 PM

    Yes, but this could lead to the horrifying mutation that brings about the inevitable zombie apocalypse!