Studies published by two independent research teams this past week are extending the scope of sequencing-based analyses applied to cell-free tumor DNA circulating in cancer patients' blood.

Together, the proof-of-principle studies point to the circulating tumor DNA both as a source of information for cataloging the genes and pathways involved in treatment resistance or relapse and as a source of information on metastatic disease in a clinical setting.

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In Nature this week: method to detect single-nucleotide and copy-number alterations in single cells from archival tissue, and more.

China has announced new rules governing the use of stem cell treatments, Nature News reports.

Wired's Sarah Zhang expresses frustration as a microbiome study of homes uncovers expected bacteria.

A database containing genome sequences from strains of foodborne pathogens may enable regulators and companies to quickly identify outbreak sources, Reuters reports.

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