Philadelphia Health and Education Corporation of Philadelphia has received US Patent No. 8,206,899, "Prostate cancer-related compositions, methods and kits based on DNA microarray proteomics platforms." Methods of detecting and treating prostate cancer are claimed that include modulating or detecting PCADM-1 gene expression and the production and activity of the PCADM-1 polypeptide. Arrays are also claimed for the identification of DNA-binding proteins and the double-stranded oligonucleotide sequences that specifically bind with them.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

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The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.