By Monica Heger

The University of Michigan's Center for Translational Pathology has begun a pilot program, dubbed MiOncoSeq, to use next-generation sequencing on cancer patients to identify clinically actionable mutations that could guide treatment.

The team is using Illumina's HiSeq 2000 to do low-pass whole-genome sequencing, exome sequencing, and transcriptome sequencing, and has developed an analysis pipeline to find actionable mutations.

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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.