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Terry has a post at Bitesize Bio that has to be one of the funnier things we've seen in a while. Terry's plan: classify scientists in their own family (Academiae, that is) based on their behavior and ulterior motives. For instance, Scienticus narcisster is described as "a hard worker [that] aims mainly to see its name in publications as frequently as possible."

 

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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.