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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