MEFGL researchers scoop cover of Science!

Wolfgang W├╝ster and several MEFGL Masters students were among the authors of an international study published in Science, and featured on a striking front cover of the Magazine!
The study showed that three lineages of spitting cobras evolved the same pain-inducing modifications to their venom independently, and that the origin of these modifications coincided with the arrival of the first early humans in Africa and Asia. 
A summary of the research can be found here: https://theconversation.com/spitting-cobras-may-have-evolved-unique-venom-to-defend-from-ancient-humans-153570

The Science paper can be found here: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6527/386

Publication date: 26 January 2021