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February 2, 2018

Spidey Sense

With the increasing accessibility of DNA sequencing, University of Cincinnati biologists are unraveling many evolutionary mysteries behind the complex world of spider vision. To further research into gene therapies for visual disorders in humans, scientists have looked 500-million-years into the past to a time called the Cambrian Period to put the evolution of spider eye genes into perspective.

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