Scientists accidentally create genetically modified beetle with THREE functioning eyes



Scientists have accidentally created a beetle with a third eye.
Researchers at the University of Indiana say their accident could dramatically enhance our knowledge of evolution.
Using a simple genetic tool, they grew  a fully functional extra eye in the center of the forehead of the common beetle.
HOW THEY DID IT  To create a fully functional eye in the center of a beetle's head, the researchers deactivated a single gene called orthodenticle, or odt, which their research has previously shown to play a role in instructing the formation of the head during development.
The researchers admit... read more

 
14 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 38
Source: Daily Mail
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