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The syndromes — HLRCC and SDH PGL/PCC — suppress DNA repair by homologous recombination, rendering tumors vulnerable to PARP inhibitors. 

NuMedii will use its AI technology in combination with single-cell data to identify biomarkers and therapeutics for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.

By switching off tumor suppressor genes in immunocompetent mice, the team saw that liver cancer developed and killed the mice within four to five months.  

Cordlife Group, a Singapore-based consumer healthcare company, has partnered with US company PlumCare to offer genetic testing services in Asia.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Independent research teams identified mutations in a chloride ion channel gene in some cases of aldosteronism, a condition that can cause severe hypertension.

Shrinking genome sizes might have enabled flowering plants to be successful, Quanta magazine's Abstractions blog reports.

Researchers are using gene expression and more to work out the evolution of pregnancy, Nature reports.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.