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The £62 million UK Biobank is now open after 10 years of planning, reports ScienceInsider. The repository, which is funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust, houses information on volunteers, including their height, weight, lung function, and blood pressure, as well as medical history and lifestyle data. It also is home to donated blood, urine, and saliva samples.

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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.