Persistent use of “false” cell lines

@article{Lacroix2008PersistentUO,
  title={Persistent use of “false” cell lines},
  author={Marc Lacroix},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={122}
}
  • M. Lacroix
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Cancer
From HeLa and its multiple identities, to MDA‐MB‐435, erroneously and widely used as breast cancer cells, the history of cancer cell lines is rich in misidentification and cross‐contamination events. Despite the fact that these problems were regularly signaled during the last decades, many actors of research still seem to ignore them. A never‐ending story? Solutions exist, notably based on recent technical advances in cell line authentication (short tandem repeat analysis). However, a… 

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