Extreme Heat Damages The DNA Of An Already Endangered Australian Songbird

Exposure to extremely hot and dry conditions damages the DNA of nestling birds during their first few days of life, so they age faster, die younger and produce fewer offspring

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A family group of Purple-crowned Fairy-wrens (Malurus coronatus coronatus). (Credit: Niki Teunissen / AWC)

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PhD evolutionary ecology/ornithology. Psittacophile. scicomm Forbes, previously Guardian. always Ravenclaw. discarded scientist & writer, now an angry house elf