Researchers have developed a test to detect traces of cancer from within patients' blood, the Guardian reports. The test, which it notes is still in development, only takes about 10 minutes, but cannot determine what type of cancer is present.
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The Associated Press reports that a state board in Texas has asked ANDE, a maker of rapid DNA machines, to halt its work there.
James Wyngaarden, the former director of the US National Institutes of Health, has died at 94, according to Duke University School of Medicine.
Researchers find that a 30-year-old skull comes from a narwhal-beluga hybrid, according to Science News.
In Nature this week: study of value diversity in GWAS, Epstein-Barr virus subtypes linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma risk, and more.