European scientists have sequenced the complete genome of the Australian lungfish

Genome sequencing can teach us a huge amount about a species, and now scientists have completed the sequence for one of the weirdest and most intriguing animals in the world. The Australian lungfish is a “living fossil” from the time our ancestors first crawled out of the oceans, and its genome reveals that it’s our closest living fish relative and it has the largest genome of any animal sequenced so far.

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