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The results support the tests potential to more specifically predict high-risk prostate cancers, and lower the number of unnecessary prostate biopsies.

Japanese researchers uncovered recurrent DUX4 fusions in adolescent or young adult cases of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, along with other new ALL fusions.

With the help of TCGA sequence data, researchers uncovered expression of a long, non-coding RNA called SAMMSON that appears to be specific to melanoma.

The South Korean company said the kit not only detects Zika, but is also set up to find multiple mosquito-borne diseases such as Dengue and Chikunguya.

Several new laboratories started to offer NIPT locally in 2015, and some providers have been shifting to less-expensive non-NGS platforms. 

The virus, known as HPgV-2, was detected in blood samples from individuals with concurrent hepatitis C virus infections.

A team of Chinese researchers has found using PCR and sequencing approaches that avian flu appears to have been transmitted between two unrelated people.

A survey of small mammals from around the world uncovered new and known hepatoviruses that are helping to clarify relationships between viral clades.

An analysis of angiosarcoma-derived cell lines identified a NUP160-SLC43A3 fusion that subsequently turned up in aggressive primary tumor samples.

New research suggests Ebola virus may appear in survivor sperm samples some nine months after disease onset, though sexual transmission appears relatively rare. 

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.