A Sea Anemone Whose Genes Could Turn It Human

This tiny sea anemone is a very simple lifeform whose glowing yellow mouth is its most prominent feature. But when bio geeks at UC Berkeley sequenced the anemone's genome last year, they discovered that it had roughly the same number of genes that humans have. Plus, many of those genes are dormant duplicates of human… » 1/08/08 6:40am 1/08/08 6:40am