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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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'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-...
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?

Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And Beer
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Barley, the "king of malt," needs a precise recipe of water and sunshine to thrive — too much of either will cause it to wither and die. And amid a changing climate, that's exactly what's happening.

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Alzheimer’s protein may spread like an infection, human brain scans suggest | Science | AAAS
El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice
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Scientists show how the floating fronts of Antarctic glaciers respond to events in the tropical Pacific. www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-...
Gyroscopes lead scientists to unusual state of matter in a disorganized structure
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You don’t have to be perfectly organized to pull off a wave, according to University of Chicago scientists. Using a set of gyroscopes linked together, physicists explored the behavior of a material whose structure is arranged randomly, instead of an orderly lattice. They found they could set off one-way ripples around the edges, much like ... sciencebulletin.org/archive...
Braer: The huge oil spill that Shetland survived
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On 5 January 1993 an oil tanker ran aground off Shetland spilling 85,000 tonnes of crude oil. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotl...
Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China
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Fuel from the Sanchi has spread over more than 100 sq km and could badly damage marine life. www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-as...
Study on super-silenced DNA hints at new ways to reprogram cells
Newly described stretches of super-silenced DNA reveal a fresh approach to reprogram cell identity to use in regenerative medicine studies and one day in the clinic, according to a study in Molecular Cell last week by investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. phys.org/news/2018-01-super...