This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, an international research team reports that "a trans-acting locus regulates an antiviral expression network and type 1 diabetes risk." Specifically, using integrated genome-wide approaches across rat tissues, the team found an "interferon regulatory factor 7-driven inflammatory network enriched for viral response genes, which represents a molecular biomarker for macrophages and which was regulated in multiple tis

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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.