Great White Like Us?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study from Nova Southeastern and Cornell Universities shows that the genetic makeup of great white sharks are closer to humans than to zebrafish.

    A team of scientists from Nova Southeastern University and Cornell University weresurprised and intrigued to find that the gentic makeup of great white sharks had fewer differences from humans than from the most studies fish-- the zebra fish. Scientists were specifically looking at RNA sequences expressed by the organism’s genes.   They think this surprising find could be due to the fact that the sharks are not true cold-blooded fish like bony fishes but that theory needs testing itself!