TWiEVO 7: Pigeon fashion week, feathery boots edition

April 23, 2016

Muffed fairy swallowHosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Mike Shapiro

Mike joins Nels and Vincent to talk about his work on what controls whether pigeons have scaly or feathered feet, and reveals that the hindlimbs of domestic birds with feathery feet are more like wings at the molecular level.

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Science Picks

Mike – Pigeon exhibit, Natural History Museum of Utah; Pigeonetics (App store); Darwin’s Pigeons
Nels – 
National Parasite Collection
Vincent – The Story Collider

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