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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.
Originally posted by lombozo
Very interesting, and scary at the same time.
Some pros might be that perhaps they will be able to make regeneration of lost limbs in humans a reality. Or make the body completely immune to disease without the use of the many vaccinations that babies now receive.
Originally posted by darkheartrising
uhm...how do they even know which part is the head?