Scorpion genome decoded

Arachnid’s DNA reveals how the animal survives its own venom

IN ITS DNA  Deciphering the complete genetic makeup of the scorpion Mesobuthus martensii (shown) reveals how it uses its tail, resists its own venom and handles plant toxins.

Wenxin Li

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