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IMMUNE EVOLUTION

Sick if you do, sick if you don’t

Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 1pages16021603 (2017) | Download Citation

The immune system must distinguish self from non-self, but an imbalanced reaction in either direction can lead to immunopathology or severe infection. A new model incorporating host life history predicts which error will be more tolerated.

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  1. Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL, 60637, USA

    • Sarah Cobey

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