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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scientists decode DNA of ‘living fossil’ fish

Scientists have decoded the DNA of the African coelacanth that should help researchers study how today's land animals with backbones evolved from fishy ancestors. At 2.8 billion units of DNA, it is about the same size as a human genome.