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The new FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg will be giving up much of her income, reports the Wall Street Journal. Along with her husband, Peter Fitzhugh Brown, Hamburg made $10 million last year, mainly from Brown's hedge fund holdings and stocks (as FDA chief, she'll bring in $150,000).

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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.