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IMF Chair, Dr. Brian Durie, featured in Scientific American article DNA on the Loose: Next-Gen Blood Tests Tap Free-Floating Genetic Material
Free-floating messages in the bloodstream could soon provide a unique window into the body. Researchers worldwide are racing to decipher circulating genetic material for better ways to diagnose disease, monitor pregnancy, and even improve food safety.

There has been a lot of activity in myeloma research related to DNA sequencing, says Dr. Durie. "The long-term goal is to identify genetic guides that can point physicians to a tumor's location as well as patterns that are characteristic of its stage to determine and monitor treatment and disease progression in patients."

Dr. Durie is currently working on a paper on the topic for submission to Blood.

Read the Scientific American article.

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