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Tissue engineering of skin

Fiona Wood
Clinics in Plastic Surgery 2012, 39 (1): 21-32
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Each one of us is a self-organizing mass of multiple cell types. From fertilization of the embryo our tissue structures develop until an adult morphology is achieved. At that point our capacity for self-organization is directed to maintaining that morphology in the face of the insults of our daily life and the processes of aging. When a given insult overwhelms our capacity to repair by regeneration the result is scar repair.

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