This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, members of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) publish a large-scale analysis of the human exome, providing new insights into the genetic variation that may underlie human disease. The researchers sequenced the exomes of more than 60,000 individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including people with European, Asian, and African ancestries. They uncovered about 7.4 million genetic variants and analyzed the data to identify patterns of genetic variation worldwide.

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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.