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NEW YORK – A new study published today has added to a growing body of evidence that searching the blood for a patient-specific panel of circulating tumor DNA can identify which early cancer patients — in this case breast cancer patients — are at risk for an impending recurrence and which are not.

The study has also provided new indication that the sensitivity of this type of residual disease detection benefits greatly from increasing the number of mutations targeted.

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A survey by Nature finds that most researchers want scientific meetings to continue virtually or with a virtual component, even after the pandemic ends.

Bloomberg reports that the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 viral variant could prompt the formulation of better vaccines.

Certain blood proteins may be able to distinguish COVID-19 patients who will become critically ill from those who will not, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

In Genome Biology this week: algorithm to assess regulatory features, approach to integrate multiple single-cell RNA-seq datasets, and more.