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Borders and communities: solving old puzzles with new tools

Posted by on May 10th, 2018

An important question in developmental biology is how regions with distinct identity are established despite the intermingling of cells that occurs during growth and morphogenesis. Our recent work revisited some old studies of how the vertebrate hindbrain is patterned, and found that sharp and homogeneous segments are formed through a combination of identity switching and[…]