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Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards

Reuters Wednesday, 16 May 2018 ()
Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizardsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any animal: green blood. And scientists have been trying hard to figure out what benefit this characteristic -- caused by high levels of an ordinarily toxic green bile pigment -- may give them.
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News video: Scientists Unravel The Mysteries Of This Lizard's Toxic Lime-Green Blood

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Scientists have gained new insights into the lime-green blood that flows through the veins of some lizards and believe its unique composition could hold clues for curing malaria.

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