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The research involved placing zebrafish embryos in a bioreactor that spun to mimic microgravity during the fertilized eggs’ development. When the eggs hatched, researchers stained some of the fishes’ cranial cartilage and found that parts of cartilage that support the gills--parts corresponding to the human jaw--were altered. Several months later, when the fish reached adulthood, they stained a few more of the fish, finding they also were abnormal; bone at the base of the skull had buckled on some of the adult fish.
Originally posted by hybridkate
Lack of gravity will tend to produce different characterstics for sure, but we arent about to become another species due to lack of gravity. Sorry, but this is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of.
Originally posted by zorgon
The Ice Mission - The First International Caenorhabditis elegans Experiment consists of several experiments that will investigate the effects of spaceflight on C. elegans and to develop links to human physiology
Only NASA would come up with such a mission patch