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A study out of the Turku Centre for Biotechnology in Finland used ChIP-chip analysis to discover that heat shock factor 2 (HSF2), a transcription factor involved in spermatogenesis, binds the male-specific region of the mouse Y chromosome long arm (MSYq) in mouse testis. Deletions in this gene are known to result in sperm head defects and impaired fertility.

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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.