Chipping away at the truth

SANJAY NIGAM, a novelist, once told a reporter that “structuring a novel is a set of decisions about what to pursue and not to pursue.” He might equally well have been discussing his latest research project. For Dr Nigam is also a physician and, in collaboration with Robert Stuart and Kevin Bush, two of his colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, he has begun to reveal the paths pursued and not pursued by developing cells as they turn themselves into bits of organs.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s