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Many bodies prompt stem cells to change


June 16, 2014

Peter Wolynes, left, and Bin Zhang A new theory by scientists at Rice University shows a stem cell's journey to become bone, skin or other tissue is neither a simple step-by-step process nor all random. Full Story

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