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Pancreatic cancer develops for years before spreading

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Pancreatic cancer is notoriously deadly, killing some 95 percent of patients within five years of diagnosis. Actor Patrick Swayze died less than two years after he was diagnosed with the invasive disease. A pair of new studies examines the genetic history of pancreatic cancer, and one reports evidence that its evolution in the body might [...]

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Octopus Chronicles

DNA Finds New Octopus Species Hiding in Plain Sight


Describing a new species for science is not quite as easy as it was in the days of 17th- or 18th-century naturalists. But that just means we have to look a little more closely. Such as, into an organism’s DNA. And rather than hunting through the dense jungles for years, scientists can, with a little [...]

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