Beyond BRCA

The Philadelphia Inquirer writes there are other, lesser-known risk genes for breast cancer beyond the BRCA genes.

"BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the tip of the iceberg," Penn Medicine's Angela Bradbury tells the paper. "There are many other mutations."

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

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