The BBC reports that the British National Health Service has been studying a new computerized test for detecting cervical cancer in women which is more accurate than standard Pap smears. This is certainly good news for the women of Great Britain.
What the article doesn't mention is that this ThinPrep technology has already been in use in the US for quite some time. The Denver-based pathology group Metropath helped develop this technology and has been using it for the past 4 years.
It's not new; just new to the UK.
(Via Katherine Konopka.)