By Adam Bonislawski

Uppsala University scientists have developed an expanded proximity ligation assay that employs up to five antibodies to confirm the simultaneous presence of multiple proteins on a given target.

The researchers used the technique to isolate prostasomes — microvesicles secreted by prostate acinar cells that could be useful as prostate cancer biomarkers — but it could have wider applicability as a tool for top-down proteomics investigations into protein complexes and isoforms.

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23andMe's Anne Wojcicki ponders DNA and what it means to be human in a New York Times essay.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Bloomberg reports that researchers and drug companies are modeling anti-obesity treatments after the rare genetic condition essential fructosuria.

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