This Week in Nature

In Nature Neuroscience this week, a team of US and Canadian researchers reports the creation of a multi-omic neuroscience resource using quantitative trait locus (xQTL) analyses on a set of RNA sequence, DNA methylation, and histone acetylation data from the brains of 411 older adults. The investigators identified SNPs significantly associated with gene expression, DNA methylation, and histone modification levels — including many SNPs that influence multiple molecular features.

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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.