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This weekend, the New York Times had an article on increasing concerns about prejudice as DNA becomes the currency of the era. "Genetic information is slipping out of the laboratory and into everyday life, carrying with it the inescapable message that people of different races have different DNA," writes Amy Harmon. She adds that genetic advances targeted for particular ethnicities have some people worried that "they may also be giving long-discredited racial prejudices a new potency."

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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.