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From Science Daily on 21-Oct-2015 08:31

Vultures have a unique genetic make-up allowing them to digest carcasses and guard themselves against constant exposure to pathogens in their diet, according to the first Eurasian vulture genome. The study also finds that this species of Asian vulture is more closely related to the North American bald eagle than previously thought.

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