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The NEJM published results from two genome-wide association studies for coronary artery disease. Combining genotyping data from the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium study and the German Myocardial Infarction Family Study, researchers confirmed a region on chromosome 9 to be highly associated with coronary artery disease.

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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.