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CANCER’S NEXT TOP MODEL?

As a scientist, I want to find a treatment for cancer. To do this I need to perform many experiments testing my new therapy on cancer. I can’t just use human patients, they’re too annoying. How about cancer cells from … Continue reading

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The case of accidental evolution in HeLa

How does one accidentally evolve a population of cells? Quite easily it seems.  This story begins in 1951, when Henrietta Lacks went to see her doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She had cervical cancer. A biopsy of her tumor was … Continue reading

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