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The Yangtze river porpoise, unique for living in freshwater, has special genetic adaptations

The Yangtze finless porpoise is the only freshwater porpoise in the world and is critically endangered. An international group of researchers have sequenced its genome and found the gene responsible for the Yangtze porpoises’ ability to live in freshwater.  

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