‘Really striking’
“It’s a fan­tastic paper,” says James Mon­aghan, a regen­er­a­tion biol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts. “It’s really striking that the cel­lular mech­a­nisms and sig­nalling path­ways, like Wnt and FGF, all seem to be the same as those in salamanders.”

It seems likely that these mech­a­nisms will also apply to humans and other mam­mals, since the path­ways are con­served, and pre­vious studies have shown that humans also depend on nails to regen­erate ampu­tated digit tips.

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