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Uromonitor Bladder Cancer Recurrence Test

Uromonitor has launched its genetic test for detecting the recurrence of bladder cancer. Also called Uromonitor, the urine-based test detects trace amounts of FGFR3 and Tert promoter mutations, which are associated with early stages of bladder cancer. Portugal's Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health developed the test, which is CE marked. 

The Scan

Purnell Choppin Dies

Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.

Effectiveness May Decline, Data From Israel Suggests

The New York Times reports that new Israeli data suggests a decline in Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant infection, though protection against severe disease remains high.

To See Future Risk

Slate looks into the use of polygenic risk scores in embryo screening.

PLOS Papers on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus, Bone Marrow Smear Sequencing, More

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, archived bone marrow sequencing, and more.