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Growth in Muscle Layers Causes Wrinkling

Caption: The wrinkling of the inner gut, Harvard researchers found, is intimately linked to the stages of muscle layer differentiation, which produce a series of different physical stresses.

Credit: Courtesy of L. Mahadevan and Science/AAAS.

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