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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scientists decode DNA of 'living fossil' fish

This 2008 image made available by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History shows an African coelacanth (Latimeria chalumnae). Scientists have decoded the DNA of the celebrated "living fossil'' fish, an achievement that should help researchers study how today's land animals with backbones evolved from fishy ancestors.