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The Race to Diagnose Cancer With a Simple Blood Test

Liquid biopsies could transform cancer care as we know it

Illustration: Eric Petersen

FFive years ago, a team of researchers pored over the results of a prenatal genetic test given to more than 125,000 healthy pregnant women and made a stunning discovery. The blood test, marketed by gene-sequencing giant Illumina, was designed to detect chromosome anomalies…




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Ron Winslow

Ron Winslow

Medical and science journalist now living in Mount Washington Valley, NH, after 33+ year-career as a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal.

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