Tuesday, 17 February 2015

'Big Bang' model of colon cancer identifies role time plays in tumor-growth dynamics

Natural selection is thought to govern tumor growth, which means that the cells present in a full-grown tumor are the most evolutionarily fit, or likely to survive. But the Big Bang model asserts that when a mutation occurs is more important than its evolutionary fitness in determining its prevalence in a full-grown tumor. Read more here.

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