Apoptosis research has expanded exponentially in the last 5 or 6 years to embrace virtually all areas of biological and medical research. All types of life scientists now find themselves addressing problems relating to apoptosis. Apoptosis Methods and Protocols collates and standardizes all the important techniques for detection, quantification and functional analysis of apoptosis in a wide variety of cell types and contexts. It will be of great value to biochemists, physiologists and molecular biologists whose research impinges upon cell death. It will also interest clinical researchers who are increasingly aware of the contribution of deregulated apoptosis to many disease states from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders.