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Old 04-18-2013, 01:04 AM
 
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Once thought to be extinct, the coelacanth (through its DNA) is aiding scientists in their growing understanding of evolution. When inserted into mice, the fish's DNA causes the mammals to grow limbs. In the fish the same DNA codes for fins, not limbs.

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The African coelacanth genome provides insights into tetrapod evolution : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:08 AM
 
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And here is a shorter one to make it easier to read.
BBC News - 'Living fossil' coelacanth genome sequenced
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