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Science 321 (5896): 1641-1642

Copyright © 2008 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Apoptosis Turbocharges Epithelial Morphogenesis

Lance A. Davidson

Mechanical forces that contribute to tissue movement during animal morphogenesis may include those generated by cell death during development.

Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA. E-mail: lad43+{at}

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