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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.



Made by: Jasmijn Snoijink
Camera & editing: John Treffer
Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS
Animation: NYMUS3D

Thanks to:
The coworkers at the Hubrecht Institute
The researchers at the Hans Clevers Group
Jan Wink and Sarah Jiska at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital