Your Liver is a Biological Multitasking Maestro

News   Apr 11, 2017 | Original story from Weizmann Institute of Science

An Atlas of Gene Expression for the Liver

A cross section of a mouse liver lobule under a fluorescence microscope. The middle layer reveals an abundance of messenger RNA molecules (white dots) for the gene encoding hepcidin, the iron-regulating hormone. Credit: Weizmann Institute of Science



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