Discovery could one day lead to new therapies to trigger regeneration in humans
August 21, 2018
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory
Scientists have discovered that genetic material in the cell that was previously thought to be 'junk' because of its apparent lack of function likely plays a part in regulating genetic circuits responsible for regeneration in highly regenerative animals. The discovery could one day lead to the development of drugs to trigger the dormant pathways for regeneration in humans.