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What the hair of a fly tells us about cancer

20:00 EDT 5 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Université de Genève) Cells divide into two identical cells that then divide in turn, meaning that any tissue can grow exponentially. But the moment comes when some of them have to develop into specialized cells. On the back of a fly, for example, a cell must know that when it splits, it will give birth to two different cells: a hair and a neuron. How do these asymmetric divisions function? Researchers at UNIGE tried to understand these mechanisms.

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