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In Science this week, investigators at the Whitehead Institute show that adult pluripotent stem cells called clonogenic neoblasts "underlie the remarkable regenerative abilities of planarians." All dividing cNeoblasts, the authors write, express the smedwi-1 gene and "display [a] broad differentiation capacity." Further, in its functional analysis, the Whitehead team found that transplanting single cNeoblasts into lethally irradiated hosts restored their regeneration.

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The Lancet has made changes to its peer-review process in response to its recent retraction of a COVID-19-related paper, Science reports.

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