Scientists use new ‘tool sled’ to collect sea sponges that have potential to combat various diseases

3 junio 2015

Sea sponges appeared more than 600 million years ago, and many of the genes they have are the same as those involved in cancer. Scientists have developed a new ‘tool sled’ to collect these sponges to take advantage of the similarity in human and sponge genomes to develop medicines for the treatment of human diseases.