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The WSJ is calling for "a national reporting system in which drug companies disclose payments to doctors" after investigations by Iowa Senator Charles Grassley revealed huge discrepancies between what doctors at Harvard and Mass Gen said they received from pharma companies and what they actually did. The revised totals came in at more than $1 million dollars for each doctor between 2000 and 2007.

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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.