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Bactrian camel genome holds survival secrets

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Scientists are unpacking the genomic tricks that help camels to live in harsh conditions.

Sky-high blood glucose levels, a diet loaded with salt and a tendency to pack away fat sounds like a recipe for a health disaster in a human. But in a Bactrian camel, these are adaptations that may help it survive in some of the driest, coldest and highest regions of the world.

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