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This Week in Science

Researchers in Switzerland present a high-throughput method for developing and refining selected reaction monitoring assays to detect human proteins. Writing in Science Translational Medicine, the team reports applying its SRM-based approach to detect cancer-associated proteins in plasma and urine samples. "Moreover, we demonstrate that these SRM assays allow reproducible quantification by monitoring 34 biomarker candidates across 83 patient plasma samples," the authors write.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.