Scientific Transplantations Let Tadpoles See from Their Tails

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Mar 4, 2013 • References: & io9
Using several control groups of tadpoles as well as one group that underwent eyeball transplantations, scientists discovered that they could successfully relocate eyes to different parts of the body.

One of the many surprising results of this ocular experiment was that the eyeballs that were moved to the tails of the tadpoles did not actually form any new nerve endings. This means they were not actually connected to the brain yet they could still see. With a bit more research, transplanted eyeballs could revolutionize human medicine, allowing blind people to get new eyes or letting people get eyes in other places of their bodies.

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