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Biomedical Research Reveals Secrets of Cell Behavior
June 28, 2013
Knowing virtually everything about how the body's cells make transitions from one state to another--for instance, precisely how particular cells develop into multi-cellular organisms--would be a major jump forward in understanding the basics of what drives biological processes.
Arizona State University
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