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The European Genetics and Anthropology Blog's Davide says 23andMe's Ancestry Painting tool is "too limited" in its approach and should be updated with diverse cohorts from HapMap 3 in order to cater to people from all over the world. Since the launch of his Biogeographic Ancestry Project, Davide says he's had several "interesting people" send him their SNPs.

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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.