New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar

Despite widespread fascination, the world’s oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery. The first deep dive into a great white shark’s genetic code has fished up big surprises. Cornell researchers have discovered that many of the endangered great white shark’s proteins involved in an array of different functions — including metabolism — match humans more closely than they do zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/cu-…


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