The Wall Street Journal reports that Genomic Health has developed the Oncotype DX colon-cancer test, a genetic screen "that can predict whether patients treated for early-stage colon cancer are likely to suffer a recurrence of the disease," according to the story. A validation study of the test was presented in advance of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.

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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.