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In Embryos, Pancreas and Liver Reach Full Size in Different Ways

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Science  02 Feb 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5812, pp. 587
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5812.587a

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In a study published online this week by Nature, scientists report that destroying cells destined to become the pancreas leads to a proportionally smaller organ, whereas the liver reaches normal size despite the loss of starting cells. (Read more.)