Order from noise: How randomness and collective dynamics define a stem cell
Collective cell dynamics could define stem cells identity, number, and dynamics
Source: Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Summary:Without stem cells, human life would not exist. Due to them, a lump of cells becomes an organ, and a fertilized egg develops into a baby. But what actually makes a stem cell? Are these a stable population of specially gifted cells? Scientists discovered that instead, stem cells might emerge due to the collective behavior of cells within the organs.