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How to supercharge cancer-fighting cells: give them stem-cell skills

Coloured scanning electron micrograph showing a large irregularly shaped cell with a smaller round cell attached to it.

A CAR T cell (orange; artificially coloured) attacks a cancer cell (green). Credit: Eye Of Science/SPL

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Nature 628, 486 (2024)


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  • Correction 15 May 2024: An earlier verison of this article incorrectly described the location of chimeric antigen receptors.


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