What can cancer research learn from ‘the origin of life’?

Anne Li                                                                                               March 4th, 2017


Despite enormous progress over the past century, cancer is still something that ends life. Why then should cancer researchers care about the polar opposite? Why should we care about the origins of life? This was the challenge facing UCL’s Dr Nick Lane as he presented the ICR’s annual ‘Darwin Lecture’ last Thursday — 208 years (to the week) from Charles Darwin’s birth. With an enigmatic title of ‘The Origins of Life on Planet Earth’, Dr Lane had attracted teeming audiences in both Chelsea and Sutton. Both lecture theatres were standing room only. Cancer biologists, it seems, are rather interested in such big questions.


See original article at: http://www.icr.ac.uk/blogs/tales-from-the-lab/page-details/what-can-cancer-research-learn-from-the-origin-of-life

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