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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 23, 2016

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Mike Shapiro

Mike joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his work on what controls whether pigeons have scaly or feathered feet, and reveals that the hindlimbs of domestic birds with feathery feet are more like wings at the molecular level. 

 

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Mike - Pigeon exhibit, Natural History Museum of UtahPigeonetics (App store); Darwin's Pigeons
Nels - 
National Parasite Collection
Vincent - The Story Collider

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