New genome sequencing hopes to pinpoint "regenerative genes" in Sea Cucumbers

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  1. Jake Arave Icthyologist/Ethologist Registered Senior Member

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    PLOS Biology published a study from the Chinese Academy of Science's department of Oceanology -----

    A new study sequencing the genome of Sea Cucumbers hopes to better explain the phenomenon of rapid cell regeneration, as well as answer questions about the organisms bizzare skeletal structure (compared to other echinoderms.)
    The hopes of this study is to aid in their use as food, medicine, and research organisms. And to better understand their genetic blueprint.

    Source:
    http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003790
     

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