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Regulation of cell polarity by EGF signaling controls both organ architecture and cell fate

Scientists at DanStem discovered that cells’ sense of direction (cell polarity) determines their destiny. By discovering the signals that control cell polarity in the developing organism, scientists can now mimic it in a test tube and control the fate of human stem cells. The results accelerate the efforts to generate specialized cells, e.g. insulin-producing beta cells, from stem cells to treat and maybe even cure chronic diseases