Australian scientists: sea sponges share almost 70% of human genes

10th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

Australian scientists at The University of Queensland, have found that sea sponges at the Great Barrier Reef share almost 70% of human genes. Many of the genes found in the ancient marine animals are also shared by humans, including those associated with disease and cancer, the study says. “Comparative analysis enabled by the sequencing of the ...

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