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Does Missing Gene Point To Nocturnal Existence For Early Mammals?

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A gene that makes cells in the eye receptive to light is missing in humans, researchers have discovered. They say that whereas some animals like birds, fish and amphibians have two versions of this photoreceptor, mammals, including humans, only have one.
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