Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Cyclops albino dusky shark fetus

Courtesy of materials scientist and science writer Jenny Morber, video of a bona fide cyclops shark fetus. For more information about how the shark failed to develop two eyes instead of one and had other developmental anomalies, read here. In humans, Vitamin A (retinoic acid) deficiency on the part of the mother plays a role in the development of cyclopia, the techincal term for development of only one eye.

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