Within an individual patient with multiple myeloma, a single tumor can harbor cells equipped with different mutations or combinations of mutations. These are known as subclonal populations (represented here as different colored cells). Image by Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications/iStockphoto.
Magnification of a cervical adenosquamous carcinoma. Copyright © 2010 by Nephron. Permission to copy, distribute and modify this image has been granted under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
The above map shows relative rates of type 2 diabetes in countries in the Americas. By studying Mexican and Latin American populations, the SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium uncovered a new genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that could account for as much as 20 percent of the populations’ increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes — the origins of which are not well understood. Image adapted by Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications, from International Diabetes Federation (http://www.idf.org/atlasmap/atlasmap)
Photo by Len Rubenstein