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Heart under construction

Developing organs adapt dynamically to meet the changing needs of a growing organism. A study in zebrafish reveals surprising patterns of muscle growth that reshape the heart as it matures. See Article p.479

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Figure 1: A rainbow of cells.

V. GUPTA, DUKE UNIV. MED. CENTER

Figure 2: Tracking cell lineages in the growing heart.

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Yelon, D. Heart under construction. Nature 484, 459–460 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/484459a

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