Judging by citations in the Web of Science database, "genetics is still the hottest area of scientific research," says Thomson Reuters' Science Watch. Topping the authors on the most-cited list is Eric Lander, as he has 10 papers on the "hot list" — it is also Lander's seventh time on the list, according to Science Watch.

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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.