Scientists from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History have made a discovery about the similarity of humans with bizarre creatures that lived about 550 million years ago. They studied the fossil footprints that these multicellular organisms left behind.
As stated in an article published on the UCR News website, a similarity in humans was found with the Ediacaran biota. This complex of fossil organisms inhabited the ocean floor of the Earth approximately 550 million years ago during the Neoproterozoic era.
It turned out that these organisms had vestigial organs of the nervous system. They were regulated by the same types of genetic elements that are still used by animals and humans. The Ediacaran biota may have a genetic predisposition to the development of muscles and the nervous system.