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Scientists made a six-legged mouse embryo — here’s why

A composite of two images showing Images of a fixed control (left) and Tgfbr1-cKO (right) fetuses.

A typical mouse embryo (left) has four limbs. An embryo in which a particular gene was switched off halfway through development has six limbs, and several of its internal organs protrude from its abdomen. Credit: Anastasiia Lozovska et al/Nat. Comms

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Nature 628, 247 (2024)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-00943-7

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  1. Lozovska, A. et al. Nature Commun. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-024-46870-z (2024).

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