How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms

Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

planarians
Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape
Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape
Aggie Mika | May 25, 2017
Just by perturbing the animals’ neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms—causing some to grow an extra head. 
Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads
Secrets of Re-sprouting Heads
Kate Yandell | Jul 24, 2013
Researchers identify a signaling pathway that can control how well flatworms regenerate the front parts of their bodies.
Model Citizen
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.