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The oral arguments in the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against Myriad Genetics lasted two and a half hours. The US District Court judge in New York said that he will wait to make a decision on whether a case on the legality of the patenting of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes by Myriad should be decided, or if it should go to trial or be dismissed.

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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.