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The Wall Street Journal has announced the winners of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. They include the PhyloChip, a microchip developed by LBNL's Gary Andersen and his team to analyze DNA "to identify thousands of different varieties of bacteria that might be present in air, water, soil, blood or tissue samples," according to WSJ.

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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.