The genes that make seahorses so weird
Copyright: WaterFrame/Alamy Stock Photo

Copyright: WaterFrame/Alamy Stock Photo

Seahorses are bizarre little ocean anomalies, from their tube-shaped snouts to their prehensile tails. Perhaps their most unusual trait: It’s the males that give birth. Now, for the first time, a research team has begun to investigate the genetic basis for these evolutionary oddities, by sequencing and analyzing the genome of a male tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) and comparing it with the DNA of other bony fish species. | Read more ...

Rachael Lallensack