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In Science this week, a group of British investigators publishes a study showing that genetic mutations associated with cancer are common in esophageal epithelial tissue of older, healthy individuals. The investigators sequenced normal esophageal epithelium from nine donors aged 20 to 75 years and find strong positive selection of clones carrying mutations in 14 cancer genes.

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