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Toxic people could become a reality, scientists researching snake venom say – Wirral Globe

Researchers said their study is the first solid evidence for the theory that venom glands evolved from early salivary glands.

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Mice and even humans have the potential to become venomous – giving a new meaning to the description of someone as a toxic person – according to research.Scientists have found the genetic foundation needed for oral venom to evolve is present in both reptiles and mammals, and said their study shows the first concrete evidence of a link between venom glands in snakes and salivary glands in mammals.The research, published in the PNAS journal, indicates that while neither humans or mice are venomous…

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