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George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

George Washington University Computational Biology Director Solves 200-Year-Old Oceanic Mystery

August 27, 2012

The origin of Cerataspis monstrosa has been a mystery as deep as the ocean waters it hails from for more than 180 years. For nearly two centuries, researchers have tried to track down the larva that has shown up in the guts of other fish over time but found no adult counterpart. Until now. GW Biology Professor Keith Crandall cracked the code to the elusive crustacean's DNA this summer.