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How pythons regenerate their organs and other secrets of the snake genome

June 22, 2017

Snakes exhibit incredible evolutionary adaptations, including the ability to rapidly regenerate their organs and produce venom. The Castoe group at The University of Texas at Arlington studied these adaptations using genetic sequencing and advanced computing. Supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center helped the team identify a number of genes associated with organ growth in Burmese pythons.Full Story

University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

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