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Scientists Trace Molecular Origin of Proportional Development
October 13, 2008
When it comes to embryo formation in the lowly fruit fly, a little molecular messiness actually leads to enhanced developmental precision, according to a study in the October 14 Developmental Cell from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The study provides new information about how cells choose their own fates, especially in maintaining the size relationship and proportionality of body parts during embryonic development.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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