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NEW YORK – A team led by researchers at Georgetown University has developed an unbiased method to isolate and propagate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and has demonstrated its use in metastatic breast cancer.

The researchers have filed a patent for the workflow, which they say could be used to identify genetic and molecular markers of metastasis, personalize cancer treatment, and develop targeted therapeutics.

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The European Medicines Agency recommends that a warning about the possibility of blood clots be added to the product information.

According to Agence France Presse, astronauts who are to arrive soon at the International Space Station are to study the effect of microgravity on brain organoids and more.

A new study finds that farmed fish have led to a decline in genetic diversity among Atlantic salmon, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: analysis of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 introductions to the US, increased horizontal gene transfer higher in gut microbiomes linked to industrialization, and more.