A semi-translucent hydra, complete with a body column, head, and multiple tentacles, is pictured in front of a gray background.
How Hydras Regenerate Decapitated Heads
Hydra vulgaris constantly replenish the cells in their heads and grow new ones to reproduce asexually. But gene expression analyses reveal that regenerating a head after an injury is a very different process.
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How Hydras Regenerate Decapitated Heads
How Hydras Regenerate Decapitated Heads

Hydra vulgaris constantly replenish the cells in their heads and grow new ones to reproduce asexually. But gene expression analyses reveal that regenerating a head after an injury is a very different process.

Hydra vulgaris constantly replenish the cells in their heads and grow new ones to reproduce asexually. But gene expression analyses reveal that regenerating a head after an injury is a very different process.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, IVAN MATTIOLI

ATAC-seq

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