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While teaching evolution is doing well in court, it may be losing in the classroom, says an essay in PLoS Biology. The authors from Penn State surveyed high school teachers from across the US about if they teach evolution and how much time they spend on it, if they mention creationism or intelligent design and in what context, as well as about their personal beliefs.

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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.