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Molecular memoirs of a cellular family

A system that introduces random modifications to barcode sequences embedded in cells' DNA allows lineage relationships between cells to be discerned, while preserving the cells' spatial relationships. See Letter p.107

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Figure 1: Lineage tracing finds its place.

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Beck, L., Raj, A. Molecular memoirs of a cellular family. Nature 541, 38–39 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21101

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