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Currently available bulk sequencing data do not necessarily support a model of neutral tumor evolution

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Fig. 1: A simple branching-process model of tumor evolution.
Fig. 2: An infinite-allele branching-process model of tumor evolution, including sampling as in the original study.
Fig. 3: The model from the original study for multiple simulations.


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The authors would like to acknowledge discussions with members of the Michor laboratory and with N. Navin, D. Pellman and K. Polyak. This work was supported by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Physical Sciences Oncology Center (NCI U54CA193461).

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T.O.M. and S.C. developed the models, performed simulations and analyzed results. F.M. conceived the idea. All authors wrote the manuscript.

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McDonald, T.O., Chakrabarti, S. & Michor, F. Currently available bulk sequencing data do not necessarily support a model of neutral tumor evolution. Nat Genet 50, 1620–1623 (2018).

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