Researchers Induce Planarian Flatworms to Grow Heads, Brains of Other Flatworm Species

A multinational team of scientists led by Tufts University biologists has succeeded in inducing a species of planarian, Girardia dorotocephala, to grow heads and brains characteristic of other species of planaria (Schmidtea mediterranea, Dugesia japonica, and Polycelis felina) without altering genomic sequence. “It is commonly thought that the sequence and structure of chromatin – material [...] —> Read More