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    I think this article is currently just a re-worded version of the cited new articles. I changed it a bit to be more accurate. The quote from the Dr who talked to the bbc was cited incorrectly, it implies to me this was not written with care, but instead copy-pasted from separate sources and cobbled together.

    I replaced links in locations I thought more logical, reworded the article to be more scientifically accurate, given the paper itself.

    No time currently to expand, but I think this needs more research.

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      Amy, it is certainly curated from the published news and hopefully the authoritative sources. I have just published your changes for which many thanks. It is exactly what we need on this sort of story — the intelligence of the audience to expand the coverage and enhance the accuracy. Thank you.

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    This is not a “universal “ cancer test, it’s a combination of about 8 existing separate tests. As they form a “ screening test” rather than a diagnostic test, there will be false positives and false negatives. Those who test positive will need further work up. Earlier diagnosis brings the promise of better outcomes but this does not always happen. Looking further out to outcomes does not appear to have been studied yet.

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      Thanks. I hope this is clearer now thanks to the edits from Amy above.

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