Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Normal Times: Abnormal Times?

In normal times, a test that can, assisted by AI, detect and identify some 50 human cancers from the methylation products of DNA they release into the blood would be excellent news (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/31/new-blood-test-can-detect-50-types-of-cancer). In the days of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, it could get the patient classified as someone with 'an underlying medical condition' and thus not being a candidate for scarce resources.

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