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  • Enrique Amaya, University of Manchester
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  • Hiroshi Hamada, Osaka University
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    Tracking craniosynostosis development

    Mouse lines with mutant fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) develop craniosynostosis, with the specific cranial growth deviations occurring prenatally and worsening with time, and these deviations differing depending on the precise mutation present.

    BMC Developmental Biology 2014, 14:8
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    Notch signalling in skeletal muscle stem cells

    Shahragim Tajbakhsh and Philippos Mourikis review the role of Notch signalling in skeletal muscle stem cells and discuss the importance of cellular context in determining the outcome of this activity.

    BMC Developmental Biology 2014, 14:2


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