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Dangerous liaisons

The cells of multicellular organisms are highly communicative and so can strongly influence one another's behaviour. One line of communication is particularly important in keeping cell growth in check.

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Figure 1: Cellular relationships.

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Balmain, A., Akhurst, R. Dangerous liaisons. Nature 428, 271–272 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/428271a

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