Science: At the Mainsprings

For three weeks, French Biologists Jacques Benoit and Pierre Leroy have been brooding over a set of 26 ducklings with the impatience of a mother duck. For the ducklings contained the answer to a big question: Had the Benoit-Leroy team succeeded in producing a new breed of duck by chemical injection?

The story began 13 months ago when Benoit and Leroy took twelve purebred Pekin ducklings and injected them with desoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) extracted from the genitals of Khaki-Campbell ducks. The amazing result was that, when the ducklings approached full growth, they had the Khaki-Campbells' greenish-black bills and a set of snowy-white...

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