This story originally ran on June 30.

Australian diagnostics company HealthLinx released data last week suggesting the potential of one of its biomarkers for use as a prostate cancer diagnostic.

In a study using a well-defined set of 30 prostate cancer plasma samples and 14 male controls, researchers detected the biomarker – which HealthLinx, citing a need to protect ongoing patent applications, identified only as CM1 – in only three of the 14 control samples, while detecting elevated concentrations in 27 of the 30 prostate cancer samples.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.

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