This Jawless Fish Could Help Treat Brain Diseases

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You might expect to find these fish at the core of an ancient, distant asteroid, but we find them instead on Earth. That doesn’t mean they aren’t special, though. In fact, their immune systems may be the key to unlocking a new treatment for a human brain disease.

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