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A post on ZDNet offers a Q&A with Peter Covitz, COO of the NCI Center for Bioinformatics, about the Cancer Genome Atlas. And no, we're not still talking about the scientific merit of the multimillion-dollar project; this interview focuses on the IT needs to handle the coming avalanche of data.

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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.