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University of Chicago researchers performed gene expression analysis on lymphoblastoid cell lines from 60 families, half from Utah and half from the Nigerian Yoruba population. Among 9,000 genes, they report in this American Journal of Human Genetics paper that they found almost 400 genes where expression varied -- mostly in immune response genes, says this article from the BBC.

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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.