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Tesla’s German Gigafactory has a lizard problem

A German court on Friday ruled that Tesla would not be able to clear as much forest as it intended to in order to build its new Gigafactory outside Berlin. The court ruled the deforestation would endanger the local population of hibernating sand lizards. Tesla already tried to relocate all […]
Tesla’s German Gigafactory has a lizard problem
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The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

Scientists have used Crispr technology to genetically edit a reptile for the first time. A new study describes how the team tweaked the genes of 146 brown anole lizard embryos. The scientists created four albino lizards – each no bigger than a finger when they hatched. The lack of pigmentation […]
The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard
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A 240-million-year-old fossil is now the oldest known ancestor of snakes and lizards — and experts are calling it a ‘Rosetta Stone’ of evolution

Scientists have determined that a lizard fossil discovered in 2003 is 240 million years old – making it the earliest known lizard fossil ever discovered. Researchers also determined that the creature is the world’s earliest known ancestor of snakes and lizards. The fossil’s age means that lizards coexisted with dinosaurs […]
A 240-million-year-old fossil is now the oldest known ancestor of snakes and lizards  —  and experts are calling it a ‘Rosetta Stone’ of evolution