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Mother’s death sets twin scientists on journey to find precision cancer therapies

Database matches drugs to specific cancer mutations

by Julia Evangelou StraitFebruary 25, 2020

Avid explorers Malachi, left, and Obi Griffith in Peru before starting PhD studies. An earlier gap year helped them process their mother’s death.

Originally published in Outlook magazine with the title “Personal toll.”

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