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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – African village dogs are just as genetically diverse as dogs from East Asia, according to a study appearing online last night in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggesting dogs may not have been domesticated in East Asia as previously believed.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.