Clevers: Gut feeling and Science

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Clevers: Gut feeling and Science

Mapping, engineering and transplanting the small intestine

Call it a gut feeling: when Hans Clevers's research revealed an important communication system between cells—the wnt signaling system—he decided to focus his research on the organ that renews itself the fastest: our small intestine. While studying how the tissue of a healthy gut renews itself, they also found out how bowel cancer evolves.