The wiring for walking developed long before fish left the sea

Neural circuitry for walking may have evolved in ancient fish as early as 420 million years ago


SKATING AWAY  Little skates are cartilaginous fish that use their pelvic fins to amble along the ocean floor.

Jun An-Chen

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