People with cancer have tumor DNA in their blood. A new way to quiet background “noise” in the blood sample allows researchers to sequence minute quantities of these molecules to improve diagnosis and treatment.
A review of p-values in the biomedical literature from 1990 to 2015 shows that these widely misunderstood statistics are being used increasingly, instead of better metrics of effect size or uncertainty.
A team of scientists has developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness.
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