Biologists give beetles a functional third eye

The eye is often put on a pedestal as an example of the complexity of nature, but evolution has its shortcuts. A new experiment from Indiana University has shown how natural selection can create complex traits out of existing genetic "building blocks", and to illustrate this the team used a relatively simple genetic tool to grow a functional third eye on the forehead of beetles... Continue Reading Biologists give beetles a functional third eye Category: Biology Tags: Beetle Evolution Eye Genetics Indiana University Insect Related Articles: Clue to ancient "ghost species" of humans discovered in saliva The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years Our c-section success might be giving us big heads Study suggests there could be more species on Earth than s

Biologists give beetles a functional third eye

The eye is often put on a pedestal as an example of the complexity of nature, but evolution has its shortcuts. A new experiment from Indiana University has shown how natural selection ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Gizmag

Biologists create beetle with functional extra eye

On "Game of Thrones," a three-eyed raven holds the secrets of the past, present and future in a vast fantasy kingdom. But for real-world biologists, a "three-eyed beetle" may offer a true glimpse ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Biologists create beetle with functional extra eye, Mon 13 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Indiana scientists reveal GM beetle with three eyes

Indiana researchers grew a fully functional extra eye in the center of the forehead of the common beetle as part of a study to understand how the insect head develops.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

Genetically Modified Beetles Grow Working Third Eye

A genetic tweak has led to the development of scarab beetles with an extra set of compound eyes in the middle of their heads, and the eyes actually work.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Livescience

Biologists have made a beetle with three eyes

Fully functional, in the hope of studying evolutionary development

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Techradar

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