A team at Pennsylvania State University has developed a spit test that can gauge whether concussion symptoms in children will fade in days or stay around for weeks, NPR's Shots blog reports. The team presented its results at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.