The mystery of symmetry is revealed
Nature Feb. 18, 2010
Feb. 18, 2010
Some of our organs, like liver or heart, are lateral. On the contrary, our body builds up following an axial symmetry, visible through the spinal column. A new molecular cascade occuring in this symmetry of vertebrates, has just been discovered by the French-American team led by Olivier Pourquié, and recently arrived at the IGBMC. These results have been published in Nature.