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Past is prologue: Genetic 'memory' of ancestral environments helps organisms readapt

May 24, 2020 - General

Organisms carry long-term “memories” of their ancestral homelands that help them adapt to environmental change, according to a new study that involved raising chickens on the Tibetan Plateau and an adjacent lowland site.
Top row: a male Tibetan chicken (left) and a female Tibetan chicken (right). Bottom row: a male
lowland chicken (left) and a female lowland chicken (right) [Credit: Diyan Li]

The study provides new insights into…

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