Bromine is essential to animal development

Greg Robson [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

In a paper published in Cell (157, 1380–1392; 2014), researchers led by Billy G. Hudson (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) report that the chemical element bromine is essential for tissue development in animals, from fruit flies to humans. “Without bromine, there are no animals,” said Hudson in a press release.

Lab Anim. (NY) 43, 258 (2014).
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