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Bad blood promotes tumour progression

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Mutations that drive the abnormal expansion of progenitor subpopulations of blood cells are known to cause leukaemia. A genetic analysis reveals that these clonal blood stem-cell mutations are also common in people who have solid tumours.

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Figure 1: From haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to solid tumours.

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Jamieson, C. Bad blood promotes tumour progression. Nature 549, 465–466 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/549465a

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