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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Frankenworms Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species

Credit: International Journal of Molecular Science
Call them Franken flatworms. Scientists have created worms with the heads and brains of other species just by manipulating cell communication.

The research is an example of how development is controlled by more than genetics alone.

The researchers did not alter the flatworms' DNA in any way, but instead manipulated proteins that control conversations between cells...

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