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Connected development

Mapping cell lineages onto a problem in graph theory suggests that physical principles regulate cell positioning during egg development in the fruit fly — providing an elegant example of how physics can advance our understanding of biology.

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Fig. 1: The geometry of the egg chamber.

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MacArthur, B.D. Connected development. Nature Phys 14, 975–976 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0236-3

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