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An analysis of the genome of the Australian lungfish is reported in Nature this week, revealing new insights into the transition of vertebrate life from water to land, as well as the structures of giant genomes. Lungfish are lobe-finned fish capable of breathing air through lungs, a capability they share with land-dwelling vertebrates, and are also known to have the largest animal genome.

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