Publications - Cell - 2006

a raid of planaria

Planarian Regeneration: Its End is Its Beginning

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Why does regeneration take place in some animals but not others? Increased understanding of gene function is required to dissect the genetics, cell biology, and physiological aspects that make regeneration possible. An unlikely model animal, the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea, is proving valuable in this endeavor.
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