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File this under "unexpected innovations due to DNA." GTO simply had to share this piece from a news team in Boston that reports on ScientificMatch.com, a dating service that claims it will find your perfect match based on your DNA. The Florida-based company says it looks at immune system genes because, according to its press release, "we love how other people smell when their immune systems are different from ours—they smell sexier." As Charlie Brown would say, good grief!

 

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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.