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Little push turns snail lefties to righties

Bumping an embryo’s cells can switch the direction of its spiral

3:39pm, November 25, 2009

This is a long way from working in politics. But for a snail, researchers report that just a little nudge of some early-dividing cells can push a youngster from left-leaning to right, or vice versa.

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