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Limb regeneration revisited

Jessica L Whited and Clifford J Tabin*

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Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, USA

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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:5  doi:10.1186/jbiol105

Published: 13 January 2009


The investigation of vertebrate limb regeneration, a favorite topic of early developmental biologists, is enjoying a renaissance thanks to recently developed molecular and genetic tools, as indicated in recent papers in BMC Biology and BMC Developmental Biology. Classical experiments provide a rich context for interpreting modern functional studies.