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New lung cell type identified.

There are two classifications of cells in the human body, namely, germ cells which are used to make sperm and eggs, and somatic cells that make up every other cell in the body including lung cells.  The lung epithelium is composed of a variety of cellular lineages which reside in anatomically specific niches from the trachea to the conducting airways to the alveoli. 

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