NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sera Prognostics said this week that it will roll out a limited commercial launch of its PreTRM proteomic test this fall for assessing women's risk of preterm birth.

With the launch, the company becomes the second company to bring a multiplexed, MRM mass spec-based proteomic test to market, following in the footsteps of Integrated Diagnostics, which launched its Xpresys Lung cancer test in 2013.

Sera will use the limited launch to collect a variety of data on the test, Gregory Critchfield, the company's chairman and CEO, told GenomeWeb.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.

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