Cell-autonomous immunity shaped human evolution

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 15:40 in Biology & Nature

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. Because this 'cell-autonomous immunity' is so ancient and persistent, understanding it is essential to understanding human evolution and human medicine, the researchers said.

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