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October 19, 2020 Issue

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October 19, 2020 Cover

Volume 98, Issue 40

Scientists are examining long-ignored extrachromosomal DNA to understand how cancer evolves resistance to drugs. Can the clues help us outfox cancer itself?

Cover image:A conceptual illustration of circular DNA with chromosomes in the background


Credit: Ella Maru Studio

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“I bet you if they come up with one drug that looks promising, it will start a revolution.”

Geoffrey Wahl, cancer biologist, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The curious DNA circles that make treating cancer so hard

Scientists are examining long-ignored extrachromosomal DNA to understand how cancer evolves resistance to drugs. Can the clues help us outfox cancer itself?

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    Neutralizing antibodies for the new coronavirus can be classified into 4 distinct groups to help treatment design, researchers say

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