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News and reporting on prostate cancer.

The firm said total test volumes rose 55 percent during the quarter, and test volumes for its SelectMDx liquid biopsy test nearly tripled in Europe.

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

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

Targets for Treatment

UK researchers have uncovered about 80 proteins that could be targeted to treat prostate cancer, the Times reports.

At a time of rapid growth in the consumer genetics space, PerkinElmer and NorthShore are developing digital apps to ease access to genetic disease risk information through Helix.

PerkinElmer is working on an app that reports pathogenic or likely pathogenic ACMG-59 genetic variants, and NorthShore's app will report a prostate cancer risk score.

The single approach could be useful in some of the same areas where combinations of technologies have been implemented, such as AR-V7 testing in prostate cancer.

Physicians and prostate cancer patients are beginning to turn to genomic tests to guide treatment decisions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Bringing together more than 1,000 prostate cancer exomes, researchers uncovered almost 100 significantly mutated genes, including drivers mutated in a fraction of tumors.

The technology will measure cancer-associated miRNAs using optical amplification with quantum dots and photonic crystals.

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UK Royal Statistical Society is organizing a working group to develop guidelines for assessing COVID-19 tests, the Guardian reports.

The Washington Post reports that the White House chief of staff has asked the US Food and Drug Administration to justify the stricter standards it is seeking for a coronavirus vaccine.

President Donald Trump's "good genes" comment raises eugenics concerns, CNN reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of tremor condition, analysis of a West and Central African tree used in traditional medicine, and more.