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IBM has developed lab-on-a-chip diagnostic tool, reports Technology Review. In the prototype, a small amount of blood flows through the chips' capillaries — as small as 30 micrometers. There, antibodies bind to disease markers in the blood, to diagnose a disease in 15 minutes, according to Emmanuel Delamarche who worked on the device at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Those compounds are then detected by another set of antibodies and measured with a fluoresce reader.

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A group of statisticians wants to eliminate researchers' reliance on 'statistical significance,' according to NPR.

Newsweek discusses the privacy issues raised by digital medicine.

In Nature this week: genetic analysis of Anatolian farmers, cotton genome analysis, and more.

Matt Hancock, the UK health secretary, is calling for the swift rollout of predictive genetic tests, the Guardian reports.