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Embryonic Lens Prompts Eye Development

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Science  28 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5479, pp. 522-523
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5479.522b

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A blind cave fish is providing new insight into how eyes come to be. In work reported on page 631, two developmental biologists show that the lens plays a leading role in eye development in this fish. If it doesn't form properly, the researchers found, the embryo will not go on to make the cornea and other eye structures.

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