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The Bigger Stem Cells Are, the Harder They Fall

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When it comes to our blood-producing stem cells, biologists have learned that bigger is not better. And a study has taken a look at the accomplishments and obstacles of an in-progress attempt to restore a large belt of degraded land stretching across Africa.

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Sources:
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/934466
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abk0271

https://press.springernature.com/economic-efficiency-and-targeting-of-the-african-great-green-wal/19828818
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-021-00801-8

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