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May 30, 2008

The platypus, an Australian mammal, is so strange looking that it was once thought by some to be a hoax. Now the genome of the egg-laying monotreme is uncovering clues to the evolution of distinctly mammalian traits. (John Gould, 1863)

ANIMAL MODELS: Rhesus monkey social relationships reveal a link between stress and overeating, what the platypus genome can tell us about being a mammal, how an antidepressant restores vision in rats, negligent mother mice have abnormal brain chemistry, and fruit flies uncover secrets of aging and pain.

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