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A new play opening in Hollywood, called "Photograph 51," will focus on the role of Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA, reports SciAm.com. The play covers events from 1951 to 1953, including when Maurice Wilkins shows James Watson the X-ray diffraction photograph that Franklin took showing the shape of DNA.

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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.