Understanding hematopoiesis from a single-cell standpoint: Kokkaliaris., et al. (2016).

 

The cellular diversity of the hematopoietic system has been extensively studied, and a plethora of cell surface markers have been used to discriminate and prospectively purify different blood cell types. However, even within phenotypically identical fractions of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells or lineage-restricted progenitors, significant functional heterogeneity

Patients with genetically heterogeneous synchronous colorectal cancer carry rare damaging germline mutations in immune-related genes: Cereda et al (2016)

  Synchronous colorectal cancers (syCRCs) are physically separated tumours that develop simultaneously. To understand how the genetic and environmental background influences the development of multiple tumours, here we conduct a comparative analysis of 20 syCRCs from 10 patients. We show that syCRCs have independent genetic origins, acquire dissimilar somatic alterations,