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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – MicroRNAs circulating in mothers' blood may predict outcomes in infants exposed prenatally to alcohol, according to a new study from researchers in the US and Ukraine.

Even with recommendations that advise against drinking during pregnancy, fetal alcohol syndrome is hard to prevent, the researchers noted, as, in the US, more than half of pregnancies are unplanned.

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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.

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