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For Now, Sequencing Cancer Tumors Holds More Promise Than Proof
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Sequencing the DNA of cancer tumors to help pinpoint treatment is an emerging element of precision medicine. While patients and doctors alike want these tests, they often don't benefit patients.

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Airbus and Chinese partners to ramp up A320 production rate in Tianjin | Aviation
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Scientists have accidentally found the oldest ever butterfly or moth fossils
Butterflies and moths, the Lepidoptera, are among the most beautiful of insects, familiar to almost everyone through thousands of different species from all around the world. But how they evolved has been something of a mystery to scientists because of a surprising lack of Lepidoptera fossils. phys.org/news/2018-01-scien...
Unknown dinosaur fossil found in Australia.
#Archaeology In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river. www.couriermail.com.au/news...
WhatsApp Encryption Security Flaws Could Allow Snoops to Slide Into Group Chats | WIRED
'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics
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A discrepancy in measurements of the Universe's expansion rate has now become "pretty serious". www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
Ten Chinese Satellites to Monitor Tropical Sea and South China Sea
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China’s Sanyan Institute of Remote Sensing is launching ten satellites that will monitor other country’s activities on the South China Sea’s tiny islets and surrounding waters.The… techmosis.wordpress.com/201...
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mystery
Using 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. phys.org/news/2018-01-ancie...
For The First Time, Astronomers Caught a Black Hole Spewing Out Matter Twice
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Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, laying in wait until a stray bit of gas passes by. www.sciencealert.com/superm...
This Strange Condition Might Explain Why Doctors Sent a Living Man to The Morgue
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How'd they get it so wrong?