Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death. Apoptosis removes cells during development, eliminates potentially cancerous and virus-infected cells, and maintains balance in the body.


Apoptosis is a form of programmed cell death. Apoptosis removes cells during development, eliminates potentially cancerous and virus-infected cells, and maintains balance in the body.


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  1. The title comes from Khan Academy’s page on [*Apoptosis*](https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/developmental-biology/apoptosis-in-development/a/apoptosis).

    For more reading, for laymen so it’s not going to be difficult to read, please check out these links:

    * [*What is apoptosis?*](https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/apoptosis.htm) – How Stuff Works
    * [*Plants Kill Cells so They Don’t Pop*] (https://www.futurity.org/plants-cell-swelling-death-2388042/) – Futurity
    * [*Apoptosis*](https://www.cancerquest.org/cancer-biology/apoptosis) (with video) – Cancer Quest.org
    * [*What is Necrosis Vs What is Apoptosis?*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaEVcMfa1E) (Video) –

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