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WashU's David Dooling tells O'Reilly Radar's James Turner about all the genome sequencing work going on at his university, where scientists can now sequence a human genome with complete coverage in a week. "Now with 35 to 40 machines, we can generate lots of sequence on lots of different humans. And so that opens up a whole new line of analysis of comparative genomics where you're comparing human to human to human to human genomes," Dooling says. "This was an analysis that wasn't even feasible two years ago.

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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.