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Using geometry, researchers coax human embryonic stem cells to organize themselves

“It brings us closer to the possibility of replacement organs grown in petri dishes and wounds that can be swiftly healed.”
About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of the skin, brain, muscle or any of the roughly 200 cell types that exist in people, and they start to form distinct

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