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Cell. 2013 Nov 7;155(4):738-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.10.025.

Lin28: time for tissue repair.

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  • 1Howard Hughes Medical Institute, MIT Biology, and Whitehead Institute, 9 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA. Electronic address:


Embryos and juveniles in many organisms repair tissue injuries better than adults. In this issue, Shyh-Chang et al. find that postnatal activation of Lin28a, a gene typically active in embryonic development, promotes better than normal tissue repair in mice, including following ear and digit injuries.

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