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Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's

Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function. Scientists have discovered a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. They've already developed a way to use it to control movement in mice.

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