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Catching cancer in the act – EurekAlert

Researchers have turned a CRISPR tool into a way to track the lineage of cancer cells in real time. Using this method, the researchers were able to identify the…

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IMAGE: Each color represents a different location in the body. A very colorful tree shows a highly metastatic phenotype, where a cell’s descendents jumped many times between different tissues. A tree…
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Credit: Jeffrey Quinn/Whitehead Institute
When cancer is confined to one spot in the body, doctors can often treat it with surgery or other therapies. Much of the mortality associated with cancer, however, is due to its tendency to metastasize, sending out seeds of itself that may take…

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