For T Cells, the Child Is Father of the Man

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When T cells respond to infectious agents, they differentiate into effector and memory cells. In this issue of Cell, Smith et al. use a genetic “time-stamping” method to show that the developmental time the T cell arises—near birth or as an adult—dictates what type of T effector or memory cell results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 28 2018


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