NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Investigators at the University of California, San Diego have developed a new method for determining the origin of circulating DNA fragments, which they hope to develop as a strategy for more sensitive detection of cancer, and potentially also for blood-based diagnosis of other diseases.

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