The story of how life on Earth began may also be the story of how cancer develops, writes George Johnson in a column at the New York Times.

Some of the single cells floating in the primordial goo eventually came together to share resources and develop into multicellular organisms, he says. But some of these seemingly cooperative cells cheat and multiply on their own — turning into a tumor.

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