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A £1.5 million research programme to improve the lives of those affected by scarring is being led by the University of Bristol.

27 November 2020

The five-year project will seek to identify the genes that cause scarring to help develop future treatments.  Researchers will study the genetics of zebrafish, which can regrow tissue and repair wounds rapidly.  The study is being funded by The Scar Free Foundation, which described it as "ground-breaking".

It is estimated that 20 million people in the UK have a scar.  The University of Bristol's team of researchers say the findings could be transformative for people in the UK and across the world.

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