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Healthy skin rejects cancer

Live imaging shows that healthy skin cells surround and expel neighbours that have cancer-promoting mutations, revealing that tissues can recognize and eliminate mutant cells to prevent tumour initiation. See Letter p.334

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Figure 1: Dynamics of mutant-cell growth in the hair follicle.


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Burclaff, J., Mills, J. Healthy skin rejects cancer. Nature 548, 289–290 (2017).

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