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DNA analysis uncovers genetic errors behind 12 major cancers

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say it may someday be possible to perform a single test to screen for a wide range of cancer types.

By Oct. 16, 2013

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Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By Feb. 21, 2014

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New breakthrough: Engineered immune cells may block HIV

A new advance in HIV treatment could pave the way toward curing the disease, researchers say.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Plucking cancer cells from blood via microfluidics

A new gadget can capture and culture circulating cancer cells shed by a tumor, providing important data about cancer progression and how patients respond to treatment.

By Apr. 25, 2012

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Nifty stem-cell engineering sheds light on Parkinson's disease

Researchers turned skin cells from Parkinson's patients into brain cells and used them to untangle the workings of one form of the disease.

By Feb. 9, 2012

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Phylo, a game that helps map genetic code

Using a SETI-at-home-like distributed-processing system and a challenging puzzle game, researchers at McGill University are hoping to use human brainpower to map genetic codes.

By Nov. 30, 2010

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2015 Mustang declassified: How Ford's global focus gave the world a better pony car

The latest Mustang is the first that's been designed to appeal to a truly worldwide audience. This is the story of how Ford designers and engineers balanced international desires with American heritage.

By Dec. 4, 2013

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'60 Minutes' examines the business of e-waste recycling

In Sunday's 60 Minutes, CBS TV news magazine examines the lucrative but shadowy business of mining the e-waste for valuable components, including gold.

By Nov. 9, 2008

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Computer model predicts severity of flu outbreaks

Scientists find that severity of flu epidemics is largely determined by mutations in a specific protein, and devise a model to predict how widespread a flu virus will become.

By Dec. 9, 2010