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An article in the New York Times talks about the fact that at any given moment, there are 1 million bacteria in the crook of your elbow. With the Human Microbiome Project underway, scientists are sequencing -- and learning -- about the hoards of beneficial bacteria that live in people.

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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.