This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a team of researchers from China report the regulation and function of miR-218 in gastric cancer metastasis. Jun Tie et al. describe a negative feedback system between Robo1, a Slit receptor, and miR-218.

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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.