Modern Genetics Confirms Evolutionary Relationship Between Fins and Hands

spotted gar

The spotted gar, an ancient freshwater fish species, provides genetic evidence for the evolutionary relationship between fins and hands. (Photo credit: blickwinkel/Hartl Alamy)

The news that hands evolved from fins is not a new one. In fact, fossil evidence in the form of Tiktaalik roseae, an ancient creature with characteristics of both fish and amphibians, confirms the connection. [Read more…]