In this schematic, cells (black spheres) within each well are committed to a specific fate, but external stimuli, such as cell-to-cell communication, can force cells out of one state and into another. (Illustration/Adam MacLean)
Communication between cells plays a major role in deciding their fate
Scientists have found a way to prove that biochemical signals sent from cell to cell play an important role in determining how those cells develop.
The study was published in the journal Development on Dec. 22.
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