Order Matters

Cancers often accumulate mutations in a stepwise fashion, and researchers from the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and elsewhere report in the New England Journal of Medicine that the order in which mutations crop up in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms affects how their disease progresses.

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