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Nerve-cell signaling traced back to common ancestor of humans and sea anemone

New research led by by Tim Jegla shows that a burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ancestor of humans and the sea anemone.
http://news.psu.edu/story/345200/2015/02/17/research/nerve-cell-signaling-traced-back-common-ancestor-humans-and-sea/?utm_source=huck.psu.edu&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Huck%20Website