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Are we moving closer to detecting cancer through blood tests?

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The elusive dream is that a simple blood test could detect a small tumor growing in your body, giving doctors ...
Personalized skin cancer vaccine shows promise

Personalized skin cancer vaccine shows promise

Science | 
For half a century, researchers have dreamed of giving cancer patients a vaccine that helps the immune system detect the ...

When will CRISPR be safe enough to translate to therapy?

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What does Obama’s precision medicine initiative mean for future medical research?

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The precision medicine initiative proposed by President Barack Obama last week would center on a huge new biobank containing medical ...

Rare genetic variant reduces heart disease risk from dietary fat

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We all know people who seem to have been born with good genes—they may smoke, never exercise, or consume large ...

Iceland denies DNA data mining of country’s genealogical records

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The following is an excerpt. deCODE Genetics, the company known for mining the DNA of Iceland's population to find links ...

Q&A: David Altshuler on how to share millions of human genomes

Science | 
The following is an edited excerpt. To fully understand the role of human genetic variation and its role in disease, ...

Long-running stem cell lobbying group ending

Science | 
The following is an edited excerpt. In a sign of how much the controversy over human embryonic stem cells has ...

Telomeres linked to death risk in data from largest U.S. “biobank”

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Researchers who have assembled a trove of genetic and medical data on 100,000 northern Californians unveiled their initial findings here ...