This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Washington report on a new technique for analyzing parts of the Neandertal genome using genetic data from modern-day humans. The team identified DNA sequences from these hominids that remain in present-day non-African humans, comparing them with the genomes of modern people from Europe and East Asia.

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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.