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Stratify Genomics Prompt Prostate Cancer Test

Stratify Genomics has announced Prompt, its new lab-developed test to track a man's genetic predisposition to prostate cancer. According to the firm, Prompt incorporates genetic information from several prostate cancer-risk associated SNPs. Using population-based analyses, the test reports how many men (out of 100) with a given genetic score would go on to develop prostate cancer. Clinicians can perform the test with a cheek swab sample to help men know their individual risk and potentially identify high-risk individuals.

The Scan

Alzheimer's Risk Gene Among Women

CNN reports that researchers have found that variants in MGMT contribute to Alzheimer's disease risk among women but not men.

Still Hanging Around

The Guardian writes that persistent pockets of SARS-CoV-2 in the body could contribute to long COVID.

Through a Little Spit

Enteric viruses like norovirus may also be transmitted through saliva, not just the fecal-oral route, according to New Scientist.

Nature Papers Present Method to Detect Full Transcriptome, Viruses Infecting Asgard Archaea, More

In Nature this week: VASA-seq approach to detect full transcriptome, analysis of viruses infecting Asgard archaea, and more.