On the origin of cells

Robert W. Dettman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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While non-blood cell lineage has been studied for decades by developmental biologists, only recently has it been considered in disease. This is partly due to a lack of suitable reagents in experimental models, but it is also the result of a failure to understand the ability of cells to move or differentiate in pathological environments. This Editorial gives a quick overview of the Special Issue "Cell Fate Decisions in Development and Disease" and underscores the importance of understanding the mechanisms of cell fate determination and lineage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Developmental Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Cell fate
  • Cell lineage
  • Fibrosis
  • Stem cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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