A New Development in Senescence


Cellular senescence is implicated in several pathological responses in the adult, with important repercussions in tumor suppression, wound healing, and aging. Two studies by Muñoz-Espín et al. and Storer et al. now reveal that senescence contributes to embryonic development, suggesting a primordial role in normal physiology. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.10.050

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