Scientists Create 12-headed Jellyfish
Jellyfish with up to a dozen heads have been created in the laboratory by carefully monkeying with a few genes.
The genetic experiments could shed light on how natural colonies of other multi-headed organisms first originated, including some that build coral reefs.
Researchers targeted so-called Cnox genes, which help control how the bodies of jellyfish are laid out as their embryos develop. These genes are closely related to Hox genes, which play a similar role in humans.
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