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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

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.