The Genes for Regeneration
If you cut off the head of a flat worm, it will simply grow it back. How on earth do they do this, and what can we learn about this process that will help with human regeneration? We produced this short film for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute about the remarkable research of Dr. Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado - who is identify the key genes and mechanisms responsible for the complicated process of regeneration. His research reveals insights into one of the last great frontiers of biology.
Produced, filmed and edited by Day's Edge Productions