The World Health Organisation has warned that cancer rates in China are rising ‘ferociously’, leaving genetic researchers scrabbling for answers and potential cures. Photo: SCMP

Darwin was wrong and the fittest mutations may fail when it comes to tumour cells, Chinese scientists say

Team makes bold claim that diverse range of mutations in cancer cells compete among themselves rather than produce dominant winners that can be eradicated as a means of tackling the disease.

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The World Health Organisation has warned that cancer rates in China are rising ‘ferociously’, leaving genetic researchers scrabbling for answers and potential cures. Photo: SCMP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.