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Scientists sequence genome of worm that can regrow body parts, seeking stem cell insights

Published on 22nd Sep 2015

Published on 22nd September 2015

Tourists spending a recuperative holiday on the Italian coast may be envious of the regenerative abilities of locally found flatworm Macrostomum lignano. Named for its discovery near the Italian beach town of Lignano Sabbiadoro, this tiny worm can regenerate almost its whole body following an injury, and researchers have long been trying to understand how it's able to pull off this trick.

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