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A New Model for Defeating Cancer: CAR T Cells

Some advanced cancers can now be successfully treated by synthetic immune cells that are more powerful and longer-lasting than any found in the body

February 23, 2017 — Avery D. Posey, Carl H. June and Bruce L. Levine

The Hidden Trade in Our Medical Data: Why We Should Worry

For-profit companies use our anonymized medical data in a huge secondary market. Advances in computing make it increasingly possible for outsiders to identify people from among the hundreds of millions of patients in dossiers, putting intimate secrets about our bodies and minds at risk

January 11, 2017 — Adam Tanner

A Vaccine for Cancer?

Targeting cancer cells using their own DNA could help eliminate tumors and prevent recurrences

December 1, 2016 — Beatriz M. Carreno and Elaine R. Mardis