From day one, a frog’s developing brain is calling the shots

In brainless frog embryos, muscle and nerve growth goes haywire

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BUSY BRAIN The still-forming brain of a frog sends important messages to the body. When the brain is missing, the body doesn’t develop properly, a new study suggests.

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