Origins of Nervous System Found in Genes of Sea Sponge, Report Scientists at University of California, Santa Barbara

Published: Jun 06, 2007

Santa Barbara, Calif.) – Scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered significant clues to the evolutionary origins of the nervous system by studying the genome of a sea sponge, a member of a group considered to be among the most ancient of all animals. The findings are published in the June 6 issue of the journal PLoS ONE, a Public Library of Science journal. The article can be found at .

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