The axolotl, a rare and unusual salamander native to Mexico, has the ability to regenerate an amazing variety of body parts, including entire limbs and even brain tissue. Photography by Brian Connors Manke.
How are some animals able to regrow body parts following injury? Why can’t humans do the same thing? Can scientists learn the secrets that imbue certain animals with this amazing ability? Could that knowledge someday be used to develop new therapies to help people, including those who have lost limbs?
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