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Now Here's a Problem the War on Cancer Didn't Predict

The New York Times reports on concerns in the biomedical community about what to do as our ability to detect tumors improves -- to the point where even the slightest number of cancerous cells will send up the alarm. As genomic tests advance, sensitivity will only increase -- but what does that mean for patients who may be treated for cancer when really they're quite healthy? From the article:

"We can pick up things that we could never pick up before," said Dr. Minetta Liu, an oncologist at the Georgetown University Medical Center. "But do we need to pick them up?"

 

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.