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Neutrophils release extracellular DNA traps (NETs) to capture and kill pathogens. A recent study shows that live neutrophils are simultaneously able to form NETs while crawling and phagocytosing and can even combat bacteria after loss of their nuclear DNA (pages 1386–1393).

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  1. Andreas Peschel and Dominik Hartl are at the Interfaculty Institute for Microbiology and Infection Medicine, Tübingen, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

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  2. Dominik Hartl is in the Department of Pediatrics I, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

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