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Breast cancer patients in California and Michigan who participated in studies of their disease now find themselves facing a different problem: because of a device used during surgery done for the study, the women now have hundreds of particles of the heavy metal tungsten lodged in their breast tissue and chest muscles, reports The New York Times' Denise Grady.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

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