There are 2 types of Research Cards: Science () and Genetic (). Each type provides special abilities throughout gameplay and grants additional victory points at the end of the game.
Along with a Genetic Card's written ability, you also gain a Unique Dinosaur that MUST also be fed during the 5th phase. Note these differences between Regular and Unique Dinosaurs:
• Unique Dinosaurs usually cannot breed.
• During the 4th phase, they do not need to be placed into an Enclosure (and usually cannot be in an Enclosure with Regular Dinosaurs).
• Their abilities are only in effect if they are in your Ranch and NOT if they are escaping.