To learn more about human cell migration works—and goes awry—biologists have turned to a tiny roundworm.
“In terms of cancer, we know how to find primary tumors and we know when they’re metastatic, but we’re missing information on the period in between when cells are crawling around, hanging out, and doing who knows what that leads to both of these types of diseases,” says Paul Sternberg, a biology professor at Caltech and corresponding author of the paper.
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