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Researcher: Stinging cells evolved by repurposing a neuron from an older form of life

Researcher: "These harpoons are made of a protein that is also found only in cnidarians, so cnidocytes seem to be one of the clearest examples of how the origin of a new gene (that encodes a unique protein) could drive the evolution of a new cell type." (It’s hard to avoid the sense of design here.) Read More ›