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Jammed Cells Expose the Physics of Cancer

Gabriel Popkin Quanta
The subtle mechanics of densely packed cells may help explain why some cancerous tumors stay put while others break off and spread through the body.

Under the Sea, a Missing Link in the Evolution of Complex Cells

Carl Zimmer New York Times
Scientists estimate that the first eukaryotes evolved about 2 billion years ago, in one of the greatest transitions in the history of life. But there is little evidence of this momentous event, no missing link that helps researchers trace the evolution of life from simple microbes to eukaryotes. On Wednesday, a team of scientists announced the discovery of just such a transitional form.
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