Have you ever thought that we could be linked to fish? According to a new study, small bones found at fins are related to fingers and toes. The study was made by researchers from the University of Chicago. It was then published in Nature, on Aug 17. It seems that one of the greatest transformations fish ever did was the replacement of fins with fingers.
- According to a new study, human fingers and fish fines are related.
- This could be a huge Researchers have thought that humans are not related to fish for years.
- More research will be made to discover what connection is between humans and fish.
The author of the study said that when he first saw the results he could not believe what he discovered. Scientists have tried for years to discover that humans and fish have a connection. This discovery gives the researchers more work to do. They have to find out how are we linked to fish and what other similarities were between these species.
The experiment was made by using a fish model. They deleted important genes linked to limb-building and then built fish mutants. What they found out is a huge discovery.Researchers have thought the fins were unrelated to fingers and toes for years. These results change the whole idea. They found out that cells which mark the fingers of mice and people were in the fin rays of fish.
Scientists focused on the genes which control how the body grows. They studied how the cells developed and followed them as they became part of adults fins. There were others studies made in the past, but they did not manage to discover any link between human fingers and fins.
What is important is not what happens when researchers knock out a single gene, but when they do it in combination. This is the reason why they did this discovery.
The scientists did a lot of research to be sure that what they found out is right. There will be future research to find more proves that fish and people are linked. We can’t wait to find out more things about this study and what this discovery implies. Humans might be related to fish and we did not even now it. We will see what other surprises researchers have for us.
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