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A group of researchers, led by Constantin Polychronakos, identified a type I diabetes gene through a two-stage genome-wide association study. They also report in the advance online section of Nature that they predict the gene product of KIAA0350 to be a lectin and they hypothesize that a change to its binding site on an activating cytotoxic T-cell could result in the autoimmune response seen in type I diabetes.

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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.