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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Recent studies have continued to explore how genomic technologies can detect cancer in blood samples without identifying specific mutations — by measuring things like the size of DNA fragments, their epigenetic modifications, and other features.

Results from new research suggest that such methods could either serve as an adjunct to tumor DNA mutation assays, making cancer detection easier and cheaper, or that they might be sensitive enough on their own to serve as standalone assays.

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.