Scientists create the world’s first see-through frog

transparent frog

Frogs come in nearly every colour of the rainbow – from the dull greens of British species, to the vivid yellows and reds of their tropical relatives.

But Japanese scientists have gone one step further than mother nature – and created a transparent frog.

The creature’s see-through skin allows researchers to see details of its internal organs and blood vessels. They say this could bring huge benefits to medicine, making it easier and cheaper to study diseases such as cancer.

Professor Masayuki Sumida, who led the project at the Institute for Amphibian Biology at Hiroshima University, said scientists could look at the effect of drugs and chemicals on the frog’s internal organs and blood vessels without the animals having to be killed and dissected.

Source:  Daily Mail

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