Evolutionary and developmental studies are using CRISPR to explore biology

Ewen Callaway, Nature News, 17 August 2016, http://www.nature.com/news/crispr-s-hopeful-monsters-gene-editing-storms-evo-devo-labs-1.20449

Developmental and evolutionary biologists are using CRISPR to understand which genes control the development of fins and feet.  By editing zebrafish, researchers at the University of Chicago have created fingery fins composed of the same type of bones found in the fingers and toes of terrestrial vertebrates.  While none of the fish had fully formed limbs, studies such as this are a major advancement in understanding the relationship between genes and evolution.

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