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

UK Daily Mail
August 19, 2011

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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It has also been claimed that the breakthrough could eventually help eliminate birth defects in human children.

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5 Responses to “Scientists alter chicken DNA to create embryo with ‘alligator-like’ snout”

  1. Thier goes the retort “do chicken have teeth?

  2. Just that much closer to making super humans to replace the “neanderthals” we are today… hmm?

  3. Ahhh! It’s Chickenzilla RUN FOR YOU”RE LIVES!!!!

  4. So what? Will chicken now taste like crocodile?

  5. there goes KFC

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