Researchers from the University of Trieste and the Burlo Garofolo Institute for Maternal and Child Health in Italy have linked some 17 genes to preferences for foods like broccoli, liver, and blue cheese, the D-brief blog at Discover reports.

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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.