What Planarians Are Revealing About the Rules of Regeneration

In this video, learn how scientists in Whitehead Institute Member Peter Reddien's lab use planarians, a kind of flatworm that can regenerate, to probe the mysteries of how animals are able to replace missing body parts after injury — with the goal of one day using this knowledge to guide regenerative medicine techniques.

Learn more about regeneration research at Whitehead Institute in our feature story, “The Science of Self-Repair.”



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