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From Fins To Feet

We all know that prehistoric aquatic life slowly but surely made the journey to land above sea. But how and when did this transition occur?

That is a question that scientists are still working to answer.

A research group, lead by Marie-Andree Akimenko of the University of Ottawa, have found a new group of genes that they believe to be an important key in understanding the development of limbs.

Read More:

  • Loss of Fish Actinotrichia Proteins and the Fin-to-Limb Transition (Nature)
  • Fin to Limb Evolution Clue Found (BBCNews)

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