In case you were wondering (and someone was), the Broad Institute's Eric Lander would rather study the genomes of 100 duck-sized horses than that of one horse-sized duck because "with 100, you get information about the population genetics," he said. "So you can learn cool things about why some of the duck-sized horses can fly better and others can run better."

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