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The vice president who oversaw health-related projects at Google is leaving his post, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to a Google spokesperson, Adam Bosworth "has decided to pursue other opportunities" right as the prospect of online medical information data and related health information is coming closer to reality.

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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.