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Darwinian tumour suppression

Competition for access to a survival factor has been found to explain why incoming cells from the bone marrow replace resident cells in the thymus. Reducing this competition can cause tumours to form. See Article p.465

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Figure 1: Cellular competition prevents tumour formation.


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Moreno, E. Darwinian tumour suppression. Nature 509, 435–436 (2014).

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