NATURE: “It’s probably the most eagerly awaited genome since the chimp genome because platypuses are so weird,” said Professor Jenny Graves of the Australian National University in Canberra. She is one of the co-authors of the study published in the scientific journal Nature.
“There was a fork in the road and the platypus went one way and humans and other placental mammals went another”, says the research leader Jenny Graves.
SOT congratulates Professor Jenny Graves and her team on their outstanding achievment in the exciting field of genomic science. Scientists hope their findings will lead to a greater understanding of human DNA.