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The goal of regenerative medicine is to build body parts to correct birth defects in newborns or replace body parts in the aging. Mammalian cells that are reset to the proper developmental state appear to have the ability to integrate into aged or improperly formed tissues and organs. Such reprogrammed cells may potentially form replacement body parts. Prior to realizing this potential, it will be necessary to understand the underlying mechanisms that mammalian genomes use to create the many cell, tissue, and organ types of mammals. Cell types are defined at the molecular level during embryogenesis by a process called pattern formation. The Kioussi lab is interested to study the developmental programs that define the sets of genes available to each particular cell type in the body, and the biochemical signaling interactions used at any given time and place.