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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A highly accurate platform for clone-specific mutation discovery enables the study of active mutational processes

    Mohammad KaramiNejadRanjbar et al.
    A robust library preparation and variant calling strategy (DigiPico/MutLX) eliminates false positive single nucleotide variants from picogram quantities of DNA following whole genome amplification.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Tumor Evolution: Finding the mutations that drive resistance

    Nadine Bley
    Mutations that allow tumors to evolve and become resistant to treatment can be readily identified with a new sequencing approach.
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    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Novel insights into breast cancer copy number genetic heterogeneity revealed by single-cell genome sequencing

    Timour Baslan et al.
    Copy number alteration heterogeneity exists in many shapes and forms in breast cancer genomes and single-cell genomics is a powerful tool to further our understanding of its nature and significance.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Squamous trans-differentiation of pancreatic cancer cells promotes stromal inflammation

    Tim DD Somerville et al.
    A major consequence of ductal-to-squamous lineage transition in pancreatic cancer cells is to augment inflammation, which may explain the exceptionally poor clinical outcomes of squamous-subtype tumors.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    The tumor microenvironment as a metabolic barrier to effector T cells and immunotherapy

    Aaron R Lim et al.
    Diverse components of the tumor microenvironment affect T cell metabolism in ways that are crucial to improving immunotherapy.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Collective forces of tumor spheroids in three-dimensional biopolymer networks

    Christoph Mark et al.
    The forces that multicellular tumor aggregates exert on their environment lead to non-linear, scale-invariant tissue deformations far away from the tumor, which can be exploited to quantify its collective contractility.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    TMEM87a/Elkin1, a component of a novel mechanoelectrical transduction pathway, modulates melanoma adhesion and migration

    Amrutha Patkunarajah et al.
    A novel mechanoelectrical transduction pathway can regulate the interactions of melanoma cells and their surrounding microenvironment, impacting both migration and cell dissociation from organotypic spheroids.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Replication Study: A coding-independent function of gene and pseudogene mRNAs regulates tumour biology

    John Kerwin et al.
    Editors' Summary: This Replication Study has reproduced some parts of the original paper but it also contains results that are not consistent with other parts of the original paper.

Highlights

    1. Cancer Biology

    Reproducibility in Cancer Biology

    Edited by Roger J Davis et al.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Pseudogenes and cancer

    George A Calin

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