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Dec9-11, 01:27 AM
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prepare to have your mind blown.
they changed the voltage gradient of cells in the tadpoles' back and tail to match that of normal eye cells. The eye-specific gradient drove the cells in the back and tail -- which would normally develop into other organs -- to develop into eyes.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1207175740.htm

peer-reviewed article:

Vaibhav P. Pai, Sherry Aw, Tal Shormat, Joan M. Lemire. Transmembrane voltage potential controls embryonic eye patterning in Xenopus laevis. Development, December 20, 2011 DOI: 10.1242/dev.073759
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