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In an online early article over at PNAS, researchers lead by Jinsong Li report that they cloned 19 mice from adult mouse skin stem cells. Nine of these furry clones survived to adulthood. Skin, the researchers say, is a viable source of stem cells.

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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.