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Month: April 2017

Blood Drop

Is Your Future in Your Blood?

April 27, 2017

It’s a head-turning headline: “One little drop of your blood may someday predict how long you’ll live.” Until it comes true, know that science is making surprising progress toward gauging our risk of disease and early death. Dr. David Brown lays out the facts quite lucidly in the Washington Post. A host of biomarkers in […]

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Is There a Marathon Gene? Or Several?

April 18, 2017

Running a race like the legendary one that took place in our backyard on Monday – the 121st Boston Marathon – is a tremendous achievement for anyone. Some competitors, like winners Edna Kiplagat and Geoffrey Kirui, possess rare physiological gifts that complement their training and determination. But do marathon runners in general have a genetic […]

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Tissue Slides

April Specimen Spotlight: Shining a Light on our Partner Network

April 11, 2017

Every month we share details on specimen orders we’ve filled for medical researchers. We’ve highlighted a myriad of examples, with the three spotlights so far this year covering research into the gut-brain axis, melanoma, and developing liquid biopsies. This month, however, we’re flipping the script and spotlighting the organizations that supply the highly sought after […]

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