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A team led by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China's Northwestern Polytechnical University presents in this week's Nature Ecology & Evolution a genomic analysis of Pseudoliparis swirei — a snailfish species that lives in the Mariana Trench — offering clues about how these vertebrates survive in an environment of darkness, cold, low oxygen levels, and extreme pressure.

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