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Genome Of The Great White Shark

November 21, 2013

A team of scientists from Nova Southeastern University and Cornell University were surprised and intrigued to find that the genetic makeup of great white sharks had fewer differences from humans than from the most studied fish – the zebra fish. Scientists were specifically looking at RNA sequences expressed by the organism’s genes. They think this surprising find could be due to the fact that the sharks are not true cold-blooded fish like bony fishes, but that theory needs testing itself!

[ Read the Article: Unexpected Features Found Via Great White Shark Genome Study ]