Scientists Have Engineered Beetles With a Fully Functional Third Eye

November 14, 2017 | Courtesy of sciencealert.com

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The concept of a "third eye" is usually associated with perception beyond the physical world, but in a new scientific case, it provides insight into evolutionary development.

Researchers have intentionally genetically modified a common beetle to develop a third functional eye, right in the middle of its forehead.

It builds on previous research in which they caused a beetle to grow a third eye accidentally. Both studies were led by Indiana University postdoctoral researcher Eduardo Zattara.

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