Mind Over Matter?

At the Chronicle of Higher Education, Helen Fields examines a recent study, performed by Stephen Cole at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his colleagues which identifies a specific pathway wherein gene-social environment interactions directly impact a patient's health.

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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.