NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The same liquid samples collected during many modern-day Papanicolaou, or "Pap," tests for cervical abnormalities and human papillomavirus infection may serve as a resource for finding genetic changes linked to endometrial and ovarian cancers, according to a study online today in Science Translational Medicine.

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