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Genome jail-break triggers lockdown

A pro-inflammatory response, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype, can affect development, ageing and cancer. It emerges that one trigger for this response is the presence of DNA in the cytoplasm. See Letter p.402

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Figure 1: A pro-inflammatory response promotes senescence.

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Umbreit, N., Pellman, D. Genome jail-break triggers lockdown. Nature 550, 340–341 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24146

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