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From Growing Roots, Clues to How Stem Cells Decide Their Fate

<div class="wp-block-dt-story-meta-plus-text"><p>DURHAM, N.C. -- It might look like a comet or a shooting star, but this time-lapse video is actually a tiny plant root, not much thicker than a human hair, magnified hundreds of times as it grows under the microscope.</p><p>Researchers at Duke University have been making such movies by peering at stem cells near the root’s tip and taking snapshots as they divide and multiply over time, using a technique called light sheet microscopy.</p><p>The work offers more than a front row seat to the drama of</p></div>