Recent Examples on the WebThough often no bigger than an apple seed, planaria are the envy of the animal kingdom.
Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 14 June 2018 One hundred and twenty-four of the genes missing from planaria are essential to humans and mice, but the worms seem to do fine without them.
John Timmer, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2018 More distantly related worms called planaria can be cut into multiple pieces and see each piece regrow an entirely new body.
John Timmer, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2018 Plenty of other animals can do this — from planaria to newts.
David Freeman /, NBC News, 28 Jan. 2018
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