Bioinspired, sponge-like shrinking gel steers tooth, tissue formation

A new bioinspired sponge-like gel shrinks single-handedly, squeezing unspecialized cells inside it and turning them into cells that begin to form teeth. The new material was inspired by the embryo’s power to shape organs, and it could enable engineering of new teeth, bone, or other tissues, scientists report.


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