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Why Don't Poison Frogs Poison Themselves?

Why Don't Poison Frogs Poison Themselves?

A small change in poison frogs' DNA keeps them from being harmed by their own poison.

Why Don't Poison Frogs Poison Themselves?

Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 13:30

Sofie Bates, Contributor

(Inside Science) -- Some frogs are extremely toxic. So how do they keep from poisoning themselves? Rebecca Tarvin, now an assistant professor at UC Berkeley, explains how a change in poison frogs' DNA keeps them from being harmed by their own poison.

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Sofie Bates is a science journalist and videographer based in Washington D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in genetics from the UC Davis and a master’s in science communication from UC Santa Cruz. When she’s not reporting neat science research, she likes to try new recipes, read science fiction novels, and hike with her camera in hand. Follow her on Twitter @sciencesofie