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The Wall Street Journal reports on research out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center from scientists trying to develop a "'swish-and-spit' test" for head and neck cancers. The test would be geared toward high-risk people and would examine cells in the saliva to look for the genetic signature of cancer.

 

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University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

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