Floating Within

The Chinese University of Hong Kong's Dennis Lo is working on adapting cell-free DNA approaches to spot cancer, Technology Review's Antonio Regalado writes.

Lo developed non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing for Down syndrome based on isolating fetal DNA circulating in a pregnant woman's blood, and he says it's similarly possible to uncover tumor DNA in a patient's blood.

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