The disposable soma theory of aging in reverse

Peter M. Douglas, Andrew Dillin

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In a recent paper in Nature, Ermolaeva et al. uncover a systemic response to DNA damage in germ cells that protects somatic tissues, providing mechanistic insight into the bidirectional communication between germ line and soma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalCell Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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