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The Guardian reports on a UK survey finding that 29 percent of teachers believe creationism should be taught in science classes -- and 18 percent of science teachers in particular thought creationism should be presented on equal footing with evolution. "Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science," the article says.

 

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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.