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According to this wire story, US President George Bush plans to veto a bill today that aimed to loosen restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Apparently, he will also give an executive order to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees NIH, to promote research into non-ES cells that "hold the potential of regenerating into different types of cells that might be used to battle disease," 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.