Lamprey genes that aid in spinal recovery are also found in humans

For many years scientists have known that the lamprey fish can spontaneously recover from a spinal cord injury but the reason behind this was unknown. Now scientists have uncovered that many of the genes involved in the repair of the injured spinal cord in the lamprey fish are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in humans.

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Lamprey genes that aid in spinal recovery are also found in humans