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Cell-autonomous immunity shaped human evolution

September 9, 2020

Every human cell harbors its own defenses against microbial invaders, relying on strategies that date back to some of the earliest events in the history of life, researchers report in The Quarterly Review of Biology. Because this “cell-autonomous immunity” is so ancient and persistent, understanding it is essential to understanding human evolution and human medicine, the researchers said.


September 9, 2020


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