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A bad boy comes good

Reactive oxygen species are often blamed for the development of cancer and other diseases. Contrary to their 'bad boy' reputation, these species seem to be essential for the development of immune cells, at least in the fly.

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Figure 1: The good side of reactive oxygen species.


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