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At Omics! Omics! Keith Robison wonders if it will be possible to use flexible medical spending accounts to pay for DNA testing. Since this benefit, provided by his employer, allows him to set aside a certain amount of pre-tax dollars from each paycheck to later be used to pay for medical expenses, he questions whether personal genomics companies have put any thought into it.

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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.