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Developmental biology

Tail of decay

Humans and other vertebrates develop in a head-to-tail sequence. A mechanism that is based on a gradual decay of RNA appears to contribute to this process.

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Figure 1: Head-to-tail somite development in vertebrates.

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Schier, A. Tail of decay. Nature 427, 403–404 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/427403a

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