Evolutionary biology: Fin to limb within our grasp

Research paper by Aditya Saxena, Kimberly L. Cooper

Indexed on: 09 Sep '16Published on: 17 Aug '16Published in: Nature


There was thought to be little in common between fish fin bones and the finger bones of land-dwellers. But zebrafish studies reveal that hox genes have a surprisingly similar role in patterning the two structures. See Letter p.225