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The BBC reports on new research describing the structure of telomerase, an enzyme long known to be implicated in tumor cells. The study, from scientists at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, "could lead to drugs which switch it off," the article says. The structural information could be key to providing molecular targets for therapeutics.

 

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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.