Author(s): Baehrecke EH
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Abstract The formation of an adult animal from a fertilized embryo involves the production and death of cells. Surprisingly, many cells are produced during development with an ultimate fate of death, and defects in programmed cell death can result in developmental abnormalities. Recent studies indicate that cells can die by many different mechanisms, and these differences have implications for proper animal development and disorders such as cancer and autoimmunity.
This article was published in Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol
and referenced in Journal of Cell Science & Therapy