This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the US and Iran describe a new gene with ties to ocular coloboma, an embryonic development disorder previously linked to several genetic glitches. The team did whole-exome sequencing on two cousins affected by ocular coloboma in combination with other skeletal and eye symptoms, including microcornea and cataracts.

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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.