Author: Snezana Mazhekenova

Researchers at the M.M. Shemyakin and Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences have collaborated with their colleagues from the A.N. Severtsova Institute of Ecology and Evolution in groundbreaking research work in which they discovered in lamprey the homeobox gene Anf / Hesx1, which is the most ancient gene in the existing living vertebrate. The research findings that they published in the Scientific Reports journal support the scientists’ hypothesis that the appearance of this gene in vertebrates created the conditions necessary for the emergence of the telencephalon.


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