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.

Scientists have accidentally created a beetle with a third eye.Researchers at the University of Indiana say their accident could dramatically enhance our knowledge of evolution.Using a simple genetic tool, they grew  a fully functional extra eye in the center of the forehead of the common beetle. Indiana researchers grew a fully functional extra eye in the center of the forehead of the common beetle by deactivating a single gene. HOW THEY DID IT To create a fully functional eye in the ce...