Centipede’s genome reveals how life evolved on our planet

Centipedes have been genetically sequenced for the first time by an international team of over 100 scientists. Study co-author Prof. Ariel Chipman at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says the humble arthropod’s DNA gives scientists new insight into how life developed on our planet. The creature independently evolved solutions to the problem of living on land by losing some genes and expanding other gene families not present in insects. —> Read More Here

1 2 3 688