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Fat chance: Cholesterol leads boffins to discover world's oldest animal fossil – 558m years old

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Re: So what does Cholesterol do in the body that's so important the genes are unchanged in

Well apart from structural uses, it is also important in making hormones:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steroid_hormone#Synthesis

On a different point, this animal is 500m years old, but that's still only 1/8th of the age of the earth. So it's quite a recent occurrence. Which makes me think was God around then? Or was God around when the dinosaurs were here? Or did he only bother to turn up 2000 years ago? In which case he's a very recent occurrence.

A beer to all who found this animal.

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