linkedin post 2018-03-07 05:45:58

MORTAL SOMA. “In the Weismannian view, “individuals” are large aggregations of physically connected, genetically identical somatic cells that carry a genetic payload sequestered in the germ line. Somatic cells, and thus individuals, are mortal, whereas cells in the germ line are potentially immortal.”

https://standardsingenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40793-016-0180-8

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