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The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor accused, convicted, and sentenced to death for deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children with HIV, despite genetic evidence to the contrary, are finally free. The medical workers were released from Libya through an extradition process after negotiations and reparation payment. Upon their arrival in Sofia, the Bulgarian president pardoned the workers.

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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.

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