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Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London report in Cancer Discovery that functional genetic profiling of breast cancer allows the cancer to be classified into subgroups that are different from established subtypes. Using an siRNA library targeting human protein kinases in breast tumor cell lines, the researchers confirm that ERBB2 and PIK3CA are candidate targets for breast cancer therapeutics.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.