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‘Barcodes’ reveal a cancer’s life story

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Technique allows scientists to follow evolution in subpopulations of tumour cells — including those that spread in the body.


A light micrograph of an adenocarcinoma of the human lung.

A lung tumour. Populations of cells can evolve in different ways inside a tumour. Credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01279-w

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