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The diabetes drug metformin has long been thought to have anti-cancer effects, and researchers have been busy studying it. Now, according to a press release from the American Association for Cancer Research, new preclinical trials have shown that metformin may work in part by destroying cancer stem cells.

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In PNAS this week: statistical approach to examine intra-tumor heterogeneity, new genetic condition called otulipenia, and more.

Blood tests looking for biomarker changes could catch mental illnesses earlier, Newsweek reports.

DNA testing offers Korean adoptees a way to find their birth parents that sidesteps bureaucratic red tape, according to the New York Times.

A National Institutes of Health researcher has filed an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint against the agency, the Washington Post reports.