Did humans descend from JELLYFISH? Scientists believe comb jellies could an early ancestor

December 13, 2013 6:51 PM

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Did humans descend from JELLYFISH? Scientists believe comb jellies could an early ancestor

It’s long been thought we evolved from sea sponges, but new genetic research suggests that jellyfish-style creatures may have kicked off the human race.

While trying to fill the gaps in the genome sequence of the comb jelly, a gelatinous sea creature similar to a jellyfish, researchers discovered it was related to all other animal species in the world.

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