Drop by Drop

New methods may be making it possible to diagnose diseases like cancer from just drops of blood or a bit of urine.

At MIT's Technology Review, Susan Young reports that while RainDance's tools are currently only available to researchers, they could eventually have an effect on the clinic as they would let clinicians perform tests on circulating tumor cells or a small number of cancer cells.

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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.