In the American journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article about scientists creating three-eyed beetle. This became possible thanks to genetic engineering.
According to experts, it happened quite by accident after blocking the gene responsible for the formation of the head. Thus was created the beetle hornless dung beetle, but with three eyes.
Third eye appeared between a pair of the usual. Deciding to continue the experiment and removing the natural eye, the scientists noticed no change in the behavior of beetles, which indicates a quite normal health of the new organ.
Researchers are pinning their hopes on the fact that such a course of developments will help them in the study of the mechanism of formation and development of organs. In the future they plan to create an artificial for various scientific purposes.