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When Gary Gilliland, the president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, predicted that there could be cures for cancer within the next 10 years, he led others in the field to raise their eyebrows.

On CNBC, Gilliland said he's seen tumors "melt away" in patients treated with chimeric antigen receptor T cells that are genetically engineered to seek out cancer cells.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.