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Submission + - 'Franken-Tadpoles' See With Eyes on Their Backs (

sciencehabit writes: In the swamp of the blind, the frog with one eye surgically attached to its back is king. Researchers have found a way to transplant an eyeball onto a blind tadpole's spine that confers some degree of vision—the first evidence that functional sight can occur so far from the brain. Such research promises to give scientists a better understanding of how transplanted tissue connects to the nervous system, paving the way for improved regenerative therapies in humans--and ways to build new bionic technologies.
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'Franken-Tadpoles' See With Eyes on Their Backs

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