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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.
03.22.09

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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