The blog Creative Gene breaks down just how much it'll cost you to start compiling your genealogical history. Spurred by last night's 60 Minutes segment, "Reconstructing the Family Tree," the blogger says she'd be willing to shell out $1000, but that only includes about seven genetic tests and a few books on the subject.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.