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Precision medicine offers hope but remains inexact

John Moore, 54, with his wife, Cathy, in their home in Apple Valley, Utah. Moore is battling stage IV metastatic melanoma; a precision treatment helped him, but only for a year.

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Customized treatments based on a patient’s genetic profile are a focus in cancer care, although the approach is not always effective.

Avalena Conway-Coxon died suddenly in foster care in Auburn on a hot Saturday in August.

An Auburn child lost amidst chaos and addiction

Enter Avalena Conway-Coxon’s world, where only in death did the toddler get the full loving focus she deserved.

Man fatally stabbed at P.F. Chang’s in Peabody

An employee of the restaurant in the Northshore Mall has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a co-worker to death.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/200_manuel_whitfield.jpg Business schools are facing a tough case to crack

Business schools across the country are vexed by low numbers of black students, but perhaps nowhere as much as Greater Boston.

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died Sunday in New York at 82.

‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Sacks, who had announced he had terminal cancer, died in New York at 82.

Boston University students, with the help of friends and family, filled large laundry hampers with belongings as they moved into their dorm rooms.

Businesses, officials gear up for invasion of students

Boston’s annual move-in week, which will reach its crescendo Monday and Tuesday, will see thousands moving into — and out of — apartments.

Boy, 4, drowned after lifeguard shifts ended

“Just like every other beach there is, we don’t announce when we’re leaving,” said a supervisor at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

Illustration by Amy June Bates

Magazine

For parents, always more to worry about

When you were a kid, you probably spent hours outside and unsupervised. It’s not that way anymore.

Donald Trump with his father, Fred Trump, after graduating from Wharton in 1968.

‘I’m going to be the king of New York real estate’

Trump stood out early at college: as a bonfire of vanity, talent, and natural swagger, a millionaire, a student not quite as great as he recalls.

Last year on WEEI, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner said transparency is needed in any business, and yet it took a while for him to say anything about the unpopular decision to let go play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Tom Werner breaks his silence on Don Orsillo

The NESN boss told the Boston Herald that the Sox want to go with Dave O’Brien instead of Don Orsillo in the booth next year.

Discussions are ongoing on how to line up (from left) Jackie Bradley Jr., Mookie Betts, and Rusney Castillo in 2016.

Nick Cafardo | On baseball

Red Sox not wasting time trying to get outfield lined up for 2016

Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Rusney Castillo all have an abundance of skills.

Imam Abdullah Faaruuq (center with head covering) prayed before the start of his mosque’s monthly food distribution effort.

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An imam of fiery words and a fatherly presence

Abdullah Faaruuq is an unapologetic throwback: a man who distrusts the establishment, and bluntly says so.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/26/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/towers.jpg Why Boston is finally embracing high-rise condos

After centuries of being defined by brownstones, Boston is in the midst of a condo tower boom. Is that so bad?

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/12/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/Simmons%20College,%201899.jpg Shift to online MBA casts light on Simmons’ financial picture

Simmons College will scrap its bricks-and-mortar MBA in favor of an online-only program that will accept men.

JEFF JACOBY

Something worse than the IRS awaits greedy televangelists

Comedian John Oliver has been calling attention to such swindlers and is rightly appalled.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/science_wilderness200-568.jpg Sexism in science leads to willful blindness

The habits of mind that once almost entirely barred women from the lab remain at work.

The Big Picture

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10 years after Hurricane Katrina

President Obama visited New Orleans to mark progress the city has made before the anniversary of the hurricane.

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Innovation Economy

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/28/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/kirsner--90x90.jpg Is the tech party coming to an end?

Investors have had a rollicking time putting money into tech and biotech startups. Are they getting ready to split?

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JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | ALL THINGS CATHOLIC

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/30/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/allen-899.jpg In Nigeria, a chance for fellowship

The fellowship of suffering in the New Kuchingoro camp illustrates one of the least appreciated aspects of the Boko Haram story.