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My, my. It seems we can't get away from two distinct topics -- genetic testing and gene patenting -- that have gone hand in hand lately.

Our sister site, GenomeWeb Daily News, reported last week on a bill in the US House of Representatives designed to "eliminate the practice of gene patenting."

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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.