Thursday, October 25, 2007

SCIENTISTS 'COULD GROW EYES IN LAB'





Researchers stumbled on a gene switching system that caused tadpoles to develop eyes on unlikely parts of their bodies.

They suspect the same biochemical pathway operates during the early development of higher animals, including humans. In decades to come it could provide the key to controlling the growth of eyes or eye structures from embryonic cells.


It's only a matter of time until a leather-jacketed Rutger Hauer shows up demanding to know his termination date . . .

(Thanks: Nick Redfern.)

7 comments:

Elan said...

"If you could see what I have seen with your eyes..."

Mac said...

"Fiery the angels fell..."

Elan said...

...deep thunder rolled around their shores, indignant burning with the fires of Orc...

cthuluesque rendition said...

...and then the beast arose, out of the burning mists of the shore, with five heads a-swaying, it's multitude of red-rimmed eyes staring malignly, as it's slimy, greasy tentacles flexed sinuously and slowly reached toward...

batty boy said...

...us, as Roy slowly turned, and said,

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe . . ."

Mac said...

"You no come here! Illegal!"

Anonymous said...

Illegal aliens? Where's your visa?