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Pair of rare albino alligators hatched in Florida

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain It’s believed that there are fewer than 200 albino alligators in the world, and a pair recently hatched at Wild Florida, a gator and wildlife safari park. The albino reptiles, one of nature’s rarities, have skin that is completely white, not the typical green. Wild Florida showed off the baby gators…

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An albino opossum proves CRISPR works for marsupials, too

Mice: check. Lizards: check. Squid: check. Marsupials … check. CRISPR has been used to modify the genes of tomatoes, humans, and just about everything in between. Because of their unique reproductive biology and their relative rarity in laboratory settings, though, marsupials had eluded the CRISPR rush—until now. A team of researchers at Japan’s Riken Institute,…