Whitehead Institute founding member Robert Weinberg discusses the behavior of cancer cells over at MIT's Technology Review. In this question and answer piece, Weinberg suggests that metastases arise from cancer cells' ability to tap into embryonic behaviors to move about, invade tissues, and ignore calls for apoptosis. But, he adds that "cancer cells are not as clever as we think they are" since they don't turn on old behaviors systematically.

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