Quest Diagnostics considers mass spec-based protein tests an "extremely important area" for the company to pursue, Richard Reitz, medical director and chair of the Endocrine Division at Quest's Nichols Institute, told ProteoMonitor in an interview this week.

This month the company launched a new mass spec assay for thyroglobulin intended as a test to aid in monitoring recurrence of thyroid cancer following surgery. The company has also obtained a patent for the test, US Patent No. 8,030,084, entitled "Thyroglobulin quantitation by mass spectrometry."

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.