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Stem Cell Gastrulation

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Stem Cell Gastrulation

Credit: Warmflash lab/Rice University

A ring of red cells representing the mesoderm germ layer appear in a stem-cell gastrulation model. Embryonic stem cells begin to self-organize when they sense interacting waves of molecular signals that help them start and stop differentiating into patterns that ultimately guide cells toward becoming skin, bone, nerve, organs and blood.

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Credit: Warmflash lab/Rice University


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