Kirell Lakhman

Think Max Baucus' recent proposal to impose $750 million in new annual fees for clinical labs is a good idea? He believes these fees, together with $12.3 billion additional new annual taxes to other health-care players, will lower the cost of health care.

Well, a couple of things have fallen as a result of the proposal — just not what Baucus was expecting.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.