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NEW YORK – Relatively common germline variants across many genes may combine to influence an individual's inherited cancer risk beyond the risk associated with rarer, more penetrant germline changes in notorious cancer-related genes such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, according to a new analysis by a University of Edinburgh-led team.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.

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Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are responsible for around 5 percent of hospital admissions and occur in 6 percent to 15 percent of hospital stays.