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In this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, University of Michigan researchers report on the use of radioactive iodine to treat thyroid cancer. There is debate, the researchers note, about using radioactive iodine after surgery for thyroid cancers and they looked to see how 189,219 patients were treated for thyroid cancer at 981 hospitals between 1990 and 2008.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

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