A Fish That's Almost Human?

A tiny fish the size of a minnow is helping scientists unravel some of the most complex secrets of life and it could have a profound impact on the effort to treat various human diseases and understand how we became what we are. That's because the zebra fish is so closely related to humans that we might as well call it cousin. "It's damn similar" to us, said Mary Ellen Lane, an expert on the zebra fish and a Rice University researcher on genetics. For every gene that Lane and her associates...Full Story
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