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Tekmira Pharmaceuticals may lose its most lucrative research and development contract, the company revealed this week when it announced that the US Department of Defense issued a temporary stop-work order related to its government-funded Ebola program due to financial constraints.

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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.