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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

Newly launched aggregator Seqster will help Boston University researchers collect data from EHRs, wearables, and gene tests to identify concussion biomarkers.

The partners have formed a public/private partnership to foster collaboration and data integration between different institutes researching brain trauma.

The firm wants to develop a test that can provide objective, reliable, and rapid information so that clinicians can make critical decisions in circumstances of high uncertainty.

The company will develop the assays for its single-molecule array technology and incorporate the markers into multiplex assays for research use in neurology.

The firm is investing in studies that use its multiplex microarray platform to monitor lupus disease activity and traumatic brain injury response.

The firm will look for metabolic profiles that could help diagnose asphyxia in human newborns, signatures that were derived from animal studies.

The firms said their test will be developed to detect levels of the tau protein that can leak into a person's bloodstream after head trauma or injury.

The grant is being provided under the NIH's Extracellular RNA Communication program, which was set up to study the role of molecules such as microRNAs.

MRI showing tapeworm in patient brain.

Researchers sequenced the genome of Spirometra erinaceieuropaei with DNA from tapeworm that had been living in the patient's brain for several years.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.