A GWAS for male-pattern baldness found two stretches of the genome linked with the condition, reports the BBC. One in seven men has both genetic variants, according to the study published recently in Nature Genetics. One region is the androgen receptor gene and another is on chromosome 20.
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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.