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FDA approves DNA alternative to Pap smear

DNA alternative to Pap Smear okayed

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetic test as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. Thursday's decision means Roche can market its cobas HPV test to detect the human Papillomavirus, or HPV, in women 25 and up as a first-choice option for cervical cancer screening, ahead of the Pap smear. HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer.

Caroline KenneDy favors clinton

Caroline Kennedy, whose endorsement of Barack Obama in 2008 was a major setback for Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign as well as a personal blow, said Thursday she would "absolutely" support Clinton should she decide to run for president again.

FDA approves DNA alternative to Pap smear 04/24/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00pm]
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