Mexican salamanders regrow their limbs following damage. Image: Pixabay
Genome of axolotl decoded

Scientists from Vienna, Dresden and Heidelberg have decoded the genome of the Mexican salamander axolotl. Axolotls have an astonishing capacity to regenerate parts of their bodies (limbs, muscles, nerves) when damaged. The characterisation of the axolotl genome may help to better understand tissue regeneration and repair.

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