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Activation of cell death gene triggered loss of phallus in bird evolution

By • Jun 7th, 2013 • Category: Aging and Geriatric Research, Faculty in the News

Most birds have evolved to lose a certain body part that is considered synonymous with reproduction. Researchers at the Genetics Institute at the University of Florida have discovered how this is happening on the cellular level, which could have far-reaching implications.