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Electric eels can leap out of water to attack

slo1
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6/13/2016 1:21:33 PM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 12:50:57 AM, Axonly wrote:
https://www.newscientist.com...

Nature can be hilariously cruel xD

They are amazing creatures. There was a study I posted years ago that studied the DNA of 7 different populations of electric eels. They said the electric organ developed separately in all cases studied. They even came up with 7 or so genetic changes that could cause a muscle to change to an electric organ.

Pretty amazing stuff. I never realized there were so many different electrified species of fish.

If they can perfect this CRISPR or whatever that gene editor is named I could even go for growing an electric organ myself. That would be cool.
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6/14/2016 1:08:49 AM
Posted: 5 months ago
At 6/13/2016 1:21:33 PM, slo1 wrote:
At 6/13/2016 12:50:57 AM, Axonly wrote:
https://www.newscientist.com...

Nature can be hilariously cruel xD

They are amazing creatures. There was a study I posted years ago that studied the DNA of 7 different populations of electric eels. They said the electric organ developed separately in all cases studied. They even came up with 7 or so genetic changes that could cause a muscle to change to an electric organ.

Pretty amazing stuff. I never realized there were so many different electrified species of fish.

If they can perfect this CRISPR or whatever that gene editor is named I could even go for growing an electric organ myself. That would be cool.

Sounds like the start of a superhero movie
Meh!