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Category: animal physiology

There's an Ancient Connection Between Our Saliva and Snake Venom

There’s an Ancient Connection Between Our Saliva and Snake Venom

The Taiwan habu has venom glands that are rooted in a distant genetic past.Image: OIST/Steven Aird Humans and other mammals have the same genetic foundations for developing oral venom that snakes have, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Advertisement This connection was discovered by a research …

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