Genetic 'switch' in animals offers clues to evolutionary origins of fine motor skills

Researchers have identified a genetic signature found exclusively in the nerve cells that supply, or innervate, the muscles of an organism’s outermost extremities: the hands and feet. The findings suggest that the evolution of the extremities may be related to the emergence of fine motor control, such as grasping — one of biology’s most essential adaptations.
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