Disease a war for domination between cells

Co-operation is so central to genetic evolution that cells have developed to protect against cheating behaviour and encourage communication. And disease results when cells mutate and try to dominate the co-operative network of genes.

Research from the Icahn School of Medicine reveals the immune system attacks these dominating cells that can’t communicate. Researchers hope to find therapeutic ways to transform mutated cells back to their original state and produce replacement cells for regenerative medicine.

Read more at Icahn School of Medicine