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New genetic atlas of periodontal cell types shows gum disease may be caused by immunosuppression of skin cells in the mouth

Researchers have for the first time created an integrated single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq) atlas of the human periodontium, the specialised tissues in the mouth that connect teeth to the underlying bone. This atlas will help identify the unique environments that impact on the development of gum disease (periodontitis), leading to better and more precise treatments. 

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