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Decoding the Axolotl genome

A team of researchers led by scientists in Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg has decoded the entire genetic information of the Mexican salamander Axolotl. The axolotl genome, which is the largest genome ever to be sequenced, will be a powerful tool to study the molecular basis for regrowing limbs and other forms of regeneration. After being injured, an axolotl can regrow bones, muscles and nerves in the right places. The decoding of the...

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