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Water bears do not have extensive foreign DNA, new study finds

Water bears do not have extensive foreign DNA, new study finds

Tardigrades have not acquired a significant proportion of their DNA from other organisms, a new study shows. Credit: Aziz Aboobaker and Mark Blaxter Tardigrades, also known as moss piglets or water bears, are eight-legged microscopic animals that have long fascinated scientists for their ability to survive extremes of temperature, pressure, lack of oxygen, and even […]