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Scientists find the shocking truth about electric fish

June 26, 2014

an electric eel New research, which includes the first draft assembly of the complete genome of an electric fish--the South American electric eel--identifies the genetic factors the animals used to create an organ that can deliver a jolt several times more powerful than standard household current. Full Story

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