Regeneration and Repair

@article{Friedman2009RegenerationAR,
  title={Regeneration and Repair},
  author={Rachel S. Friedman and Diane S. Krause},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={1172}
}
When it comes to the capacity to regenerate damaged parts of the body, humans are by no means the most advanced among animal species. At the level of single cell populations, humans do exhibit some degree of regenerative potential‐‐for example, hepatocytes have the ability to restore up to 75% of a surgically removed or damaged liver. However, as every schoolchild knows, salamanders and starfish can regrow entire amputated appendages, a remarkable feat well beyond the scope of human capacity… 
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