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Happy Thanksgiving! Modern turkey DNA compared to ancestors

Happy Thanksgiving to all my visitors from the United States! A researcher from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute has compared the DNA of a modern turkey with a 19th-century bird from the museum's collection, and found that modern turkeys exhibit less genetic variation than their ancestors and other modern livestock breeds. "Ancient

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone! I live in Toronto, so I'm going to be taking the day off (along with the rest of the nation). Regular updates will resume tomorrow! In the meantime, here is the history of Canadian Thanksgiving: The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin

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