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At her blog, Science Professor contemplates how researchers react to the unsavory actions of other scientists. Specifically, when drafting a manuscript, she wonders whether "citing a creep somehow condones [that person's] creep-ish behavior." Science Professor says that even if a disgraced researcher's science has not been affected by his or her perceived ethical lapse, it could affect "how you feel about the research, but also how others perceive the work," based solely on the cited author's association to some misgiving.

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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.