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The Extinction Invention

Malaria kills half a million people each year, mostly children in tropical Africa. The price tag for eradicating the disease is estimated at more than $100 billion over 15 years. To do it, you’d need bed nets for everyone, tens of thousands …Continue reading

Viktor Adalsteinsson

In his lab at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Viktor Adalsteinsson has put an automated system in place that scans blood samples for traces of tumor DNA—a so-called liquid biopsy. Collecting genetic information on advanced cancers might lead to clues about …Continue reading

Cancer Blood Tests Score Early Success

The first major field study of a new type of blood test to detect cancer early shows the technique can probably save lives, at least in certain circumstances. A study in Hong Kong in which about 20,000 men were tested and then …Continue reading