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Persistent use of "false" cell lines

Lacroix, Marc

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  "description": "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 collaborative action involving users of cell lines, cell banks, journals and funding agencies is needed to achieve success.", 
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  "creator": [
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Lacroix, Marc"
  "headline": "Persistent use of \"false\" cell lines", 
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  "datePublished": "2008-01-01", 
  "url": "", 
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  "identifier": "", 
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  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Persistent use of \"false\" cell lines"
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