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Developmental biology

Plumbing the heart

Ever since Leonardo da Vinci sketched the heart vessels in his anatomical notebook in the late fifteenth century, the origin of the coronary vasculature has been in question. We might just have come upon the answer.

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Figure 1: Coronary-vessel formation during heart development.


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