Here's an interesting Bloomberg News item on Metabolomx, a 12-person venture based in Mountain View, CA that's designing a PC-sized device to detect cancer by smell. "The problem with cancer-detecting dogs is that, well, they're dogs. Hospitals haven't embraced the idea of a diagnostic tool that poops, barks and requires feeding." Enter the cancer-sniffing machines.
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.