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At ThinkGene, Andrew reviews both his 23andMe service and the deCODEme Genome Browser. Andrew praises 23andMe's clean and clear web interface, but he was disappointed that his test results weren't that useful and that he didn't really feel that he was part of an "elite genetic social club." He then took a look at deCODEme's browser, which he says can zoom from a chromosome down to a gene, but wonders what use that is to a consumer.

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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.