About 35 percent of the genes are brand new to science?? (The creature has — ulp! — far more genes that we do.)
And the scamp — no larger than a grain of rice, but tastier — can do incredible things: create a suit of armor to ward off attackers, send hemoglobin coursing through its body when under stress, and of course that great trick: parthenogenesis.
Isn’t it only a matter of time before some high school student is bitten by a radioactive daphnia?