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pyramidal nerve cell

BRAIN CANDY  A new database offers a deep look at living human nerve cells, revealing elaborate branching structures and myriad shapes, such as in this neuron called a pyramidal cell (cell image, left and 3-D computer reconstruction, right).

skin

SKIN REPAIR A 7-year-old with a rare genetic condition lost most of the top layer of his skin, the epidermis. Scientists used a combination of stem cells and gene therapy to repair the damage.  

Luhan Yang

Luhan Yang is “exceptionally bold, yet careful,” says George Church, who co-founded eGenesis with Yang.

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