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

The company hopes to develop saliva-based RNA assays for concussion, Parkinson's disease and autism using biomarkers discovered by its two academic partners.

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

The partners will perform blood-based tests on Oxford's Episwitch platform to monitor epigenetic changes of athletes with concussions.

Spit for Concussion

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

Researchers have developed a spit-based miRNA test to gauge concussion duration in children, NPR reports.

Researchers and companies move to develop blood-based tests for concussion, according to Scientific American.

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.

Mark of a Concussion

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

Stat News reports that companies offering genetic tests for concussion risk are struggling.

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Nature News reports on the US National Science Foundation's investigations of undisclosed foreign ties among researchers it funds.

Researchers have developed a set of 10 principles to guide how a list of all species on earth should be put together, the Guardian reports.

Wired reports on a new firm developing a gene writing approach for therapeutic genome changes.

In Nature this week: a method called cis-X combines whole-genome and transcriptome sequencing data to identify regulatory noncoding variants, and more.