Mapping cells in the 'immortal' regenerating hydra

Mapping cells in the 'immortal' regenerating hydra

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The tiny hydra, a freshwater invertebrate related to jellyfish and corals, has an amazing ability to renew its cells and regenerate damaged tissue. Cut a hydra in half, and it will regenerate its body and nervous system in a couple of days. Researchers have now traced the fate of hydra's cells, revealing how three lines of stem cells become nerves, muscles or other tissues.

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