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Friday, August 21, 2009
Stem cells generate an entire functioning eye!
Mair describes work by Viczian et al. who show that frog cells forced to express seven transcription factor genes form functioning eyes in tadpoles. (The transcription factors are proteins that bind to DNA and turn on a panel of genes involved in building the eye).