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A report from the National Science Foundation says that women who apply for tenure-track slots in math and science have a small edge over their male counterparts, but, as Scientific American points out, that's only for the women who apply. The study finds that though women are 32 percent of new PhDs, they only make up 18 percent of tenure-track applicants. And for those women who do become tenured faculty, they make about eight percent less than their male colleagues.

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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.