Researchers in Whitehead Institute Member Robert Weinberg’s lab identified two molecules active in cancer stem cells that control whether the cells can form new tumors.

New research from the lab of Whitehead Institute Founding Member Robert Weinberg shows that cells change in diverse ways through the actions of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, which can influence whether cells are able to form new tumors after they spread.

Using CRISPR technology, Whitehead Institute Member Jonathan Weissman is tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real time.