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Stem cells

A fateful age gap

When a stem cell divides, one sister cell differentiates and the other retains its stem-cell identity. Differences in the age of an organelle — the centriole — inherited at cell division may determine these differing fates.

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Stearns, T. A fateful age gap. Nature 461, 891–892 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461891a

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