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Death drags down the neighbourhood

An analysis of dying cells reveals that they play an active part in modifying tissue shape by pulling on neighbouring cells. This induces neighbouring cells to contract at their apices, which results in tissue folding. See Letter p.245

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Figure 1: Apoptosis and fold formation.


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Vasquez, C., Martin, A. Death drags down the neighbourhood. Nature 518, 171–173 (2015).

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