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American and Israeli researchers report on findings from a chemical genetic screen that they used to systematically knock down genes in Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungal species known for causing difficult to treat infections that contribute to mortality risk in individuals with HIV/AIDS. The team treated nearly 1,500 C. neoformans gene deletion strains with more than 400 small molecules to track chemical responses in the knockouts.

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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.