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Snake gene could hold answer to spinal cord regeneration

8 August 2016 | By Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

Researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal, have discovered that the key controller of trunk, tail and spinal development is the Oct4 gene, one of the essential regulators of stem cells. The team intend to use their data to open new avenues to the study of spinal cord regeneration...