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May 30, 2014

Cancer Diagnostics Leverage Decreasing Cost of Sequencing

Dx companies are investing heavily in computational and informatics platforms in order for genetic sequencing to be of value to clinicians.

Cancer Diagnostics Leverage Decreasing Cost of Sequencing

Highly invasive biopsies may soon be a relic of the past as researchers develop blood, urine, and cerebrospinal diagnostic techniques. [Angellodeco/Deposit Photos]

  • The cancer diagnostic landscape has evolved significantly since the first companion diagnostic was launched to detect overexpression of the HER2 gene in breast cancer ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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