New Avenues for Regeneration Discovered as Scientists Influence Flatworms to Regrow Heads and Brains of a Different Species

In a breakthrough research conducted by scientists at the Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University; the head and brain of one species of flatworms was grown in the body of another species of flatworm without disrupting its genome sequence. The researchers achieved this by manipulating the electrical synapses which are found inside the body of the flatworm.

The biologists used Girardia Dorotocephala (flatworm species) for their research. This freshwater species has outstanding ...

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