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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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.