I feel sick to my stomach now…
The head could blink? That just plain creepy.
Oh man, I agree with GM on this one.
So, wait a second, if I threw the two headed baby into the lake, would I get TWO meatball subs?
The meatball subs are putting the baby in the well.
I think the fact that the second head could smile is creepier than the fact that it could blink. >_<
Also, I did a quick google search on parasitic twins in response to this article, and found a page on the <a href=“http://www.phreeque.com/parasitic_twins.html”>types of parasitic twins</a>. Look at the bottom. “Sonic hedgehog” is the name of an embryonic protein. A quick jaunt over to www.dictionary.com confirmed that that is the protein’s official name. That blew me away more than the parasitic twin story. =P
Wow…that is just…wow…I had heard about the Domican girl dying, but she wasn’t developed enugh to survive without the parasite…this one I think is developed enough to live on.
I really did not need to see that at this time. Barf
I had known about such things from some years ago, studying theratology and such. If you guys think this is creepy, you shouldn’t look at a arlequin baby, or a photo of a baby with Cyclopia (usually caused by Patau’s syndrom)
The Hedgehog protein family is critical in multiple stages of vertebrate and invertebrate development. Naming stuff is what scientists do for fun :P. Shh is just one of them. Its a signaling molecule that results in different tissues forming along an Shh gradient. Shh gradients organize surrounding differentiating cells to have them make different stuff. Very simply put.
Edit: I attached a picture of how Shh is responsible for digit formation in chicks (and probably other organisms :P). Sorry for the low quality. People actually performed these transplanation experiments.
What is more creepy then a decapitated baby head that can smile and blink?
I wonder what they did with the head. Did they use the tissue for research? Donations? Did they eat it? Hmm…
One which knows intricate details about prophecies related to the liberation of Mars.
Ewww. At least it was a head and not a Head Crab.
Good to know at least one of them will have an improved life.
I read about this the other day, and I was hoping to see a picture (just to know how it looked).
It’s really unnerving.
Jesus… That is a amazing. I didn’t read the entire article, so I might have missed it, but will the baby have a normal life?