Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have developed a method for producing breast cancer “stem cells” that can be used to generate a much larger number of tumor cells for research uses than previous approaches.
 
The method offers “a bountiful source” of cancer cells, according to Robert Weinberg, a professor of biology at MIT who led the research team that developed the procedure. “Labs can easily grow the newly created cells for use in experiments.”
 

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