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UCR study sheds light on Earth's first animals


May 17, 2017

More than 550 million years ago, the oceans were teeming with flat, soft-bodied creatures that fed on microbes and algae and could grow as big as bathmats. Today, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are studying their fossils to unlock the secrets of early life. In their latest study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers show that Dickinsonia developed in a complex, highly regulated way using a similar genetic toolkit to today's animals. Full Story

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