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A new kind of cell division

For hundreds of years there have only been two main types of cell division in animals. But now researchers have identified a new and unexpected kind of cell division that occurs without DNA being replicated. Discovered in zebrafish skin cells, this newly spotted division, called asynthetic fission, could be a temporary measure used when growth is fast to make sure there's enough skin to go around.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01184-2

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