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Different Defenses

Humans and insects have at least one thing in common—their innate immune systems. A specific immune system, involving B-cells, T-cells, and evolving responses to disease, grows along with a child, but insects do not develop this second type of immune system.

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Xiao-Qiang Yu
Associate Professor, Biology
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade