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In the very early days of genetic testing, opponents argued that knowing about a gene-related susceptibility to a disease that couldn't be cured was far worse than ignorance. An article from the New York Times this weekend takes up that very debate in a profile of a young woman who finds out that she has the gene for Huntington's disease.

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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.