University College London's Steve Jones says that human evolution is slowing down due to a number of factors, including life expectancy, different timing of reproduction (particularly for men), and intermarriage. Both Gene Expression's Razib and Evolving Thought's John Wilkins say this isn't so.
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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.