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Progeny of Blind Cavefish Can Regain Their Sight

January 7, 2008

biology graphic Blind cavefish, whose eyes have withered while living in complete darkness over the course of evolutionary time, can be made to see again, according to a report in the January 8 Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. Full Story

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