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Fin to limb within our grasp

There was thought to be little in common between fish fin bones and the finger bones of land-dwellers. But zebrafish studies reveal that hox genes have a surprisingly similar role in patterning the two structures. See Letter p.225

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Figure 1: Fin and limb development.

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Saxena, A., Cooper, K. Fin to limb within our grasp. Nature 537, 176–177 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature19425

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