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Single cell focus reveals hidden cancer cells

Researchers have found a way to identify rogue cancer cells which survive treatment after the rest of the tumour is destroyed, by using a new technique that enables them to identify and characterise individual cancer cells.

May 16, 2017
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Stepping up the hunt for genetic diseases

When a child is conceived, he or she receives DNA from both parents. The child's own genome thus consists of a maternal and a paternal genome. However, some genes—about 100 out of the 20,000 encoded genes— are exclusively ...

Feb 16, 2017
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New technique aids search for genetic roots of disease

Some 10 million points of genetic variation are scattered across a molecule of DNA, and those variations make us who we are as individuals. But in some cases, those variants contribute to diseases, and it's a major challenge ...

Nov 07, 2016
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Is it your second cousin? Cotton swabs may tell you

The precision of DNA testing portrayed on mystery television shows could soon become reality. With a new technique developed at Kyoto University, a simple swab sample can accurately confirm relatedness between two individuals ...

Aug 22, 2016
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