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In the early online edition of Nature this week, a study led by Columbia University's Michael Shen found that stem cells can cause prostate cancer. The work discovered a new type of stem cell, castration-resistant Nkx3-1-expressing cells, that line the inner cavity of the prostate gland and cause tumors to grow when the scientists deleted the Pten tumor suppressor gene.

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23andMe has launched a new tool that estimates someone's risk of developing severe COVID-19 if infected, Bloomberg reports.

The Guardian reports that Pasteur Institute researchers are halting their development of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine following disappointing initial results.

The Wall Street Journal reports that an increased number of younger patients have been hospitalized as the new SARS-CoV-2 strain spread across the UK.

In Cell this week: proteomic patterns among COVID-19 affected tissue samples, transcriptome atlas of developing intestines, and more.