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Following the passage of GINA by US Congress, the Wall Street Journal reports that "a federal advisory panel called for tougher government oversight of the burgeoning genetic-testing business, warning that tests are being marketed with little evidence about their usefulness." (Now there's a shock.) The committee says all genetic lab tests should have to undergo stringent evaluation by FDA.

 

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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.