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Elusive key molecular signal for planarian stem cell regeneration identified.

Like a magician, the freshwater flatworm known as planaria can survive decapitation or even being cut into many pieces. Its ability to fully regenerate from tiny remnants of tissue is due to a special population of adult stem cells known as neoblasts.  Scientists have spent decades studying the mechanisms that drive this remarkable feat, with the hopes that any secrets

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