Programming Cell Death in the 1960s: Developmental Biology beyond Dichotomy
Park, Hyung Wook
Date of Issue2015
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programmed cell death (PCD) has been one of the most significant topics in modern biomedical research. Its broad importance in many biological and pathological phenomena, including morphogenesis, autoimmune disease, and cancer, demonstrates that its origin deserves a historical examination. By analyzing the role of developmental biology of the 1960s in shaping the notion of a program, this paper explains the emergence of a close correlation between not only life and death, but also the normal and the pathological in the postwar study of cell death.
Programmed Cell Death
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Endeavour, Elsevier Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.endeavour.2015.10.004].