Platypus Genome

Scientists have mapped the bizarre DNA of the duck-billed platypus.

Citing it as a key to understanding all mammalian evolution, scientists noted the platypus also has 10 different sex chromosomes, instead of just X or Y, and say it may finally solve the question about the origin of the scrotum.

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