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    Genetics and Apoptosis in Cancer

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    How is programmed death of cells (apoptosis) used during embryonic development and in fighting cancer?

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    Apoptosis, is required to control many aspects of physiology, including embryonic development, homeostasis, aging and immunity. During the embryonic development, apoptosis is involved in the formation of biological patterns, as well as in generating the diversity of cells that make up different tissues. Apoptosis is thus directly related to the growth and survival of ...