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‘Tug of War’ Among Skin Cells Key to Development of Chicken Feathers

Biological Systems and Engineering’s Sanjay Kumar and Elena Kassianidou, a graduate student in his lab, co-authored a study in the journal Science that for the first time linked mechanical forces acting on skin cells in a developing organism to the activation of specific genes that make the cells differentiate into specialized types, such as feathers. More>

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