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Origins in the oesophagus

The cellular origins of a precancerous condition called Barrett's oesophagus have been unclear. Tracking and analysis of epithelial cells at the affected site could shed light on the problem. See Letter p.529

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Figure 1: Dissection of epithelial-cell types in the oesophagus.


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Zhuang, L., Fitzgerald, R. Origins in the oesophagus. Nature 550, 463–464 (2017).

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