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A second chance for the thymus

Each organ develops at its own time — usually in the embryo. The discovery of progenitor cells that give rise to two structures in the thymus hints that this immune organ can continue to develop after birth.

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Figure 1: Thymus development.

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Rodewald, HR. A second chance for the thymus. Nature 441, 942–943 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/441942a

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