UK scientists have found seven new genes associated with prostate cancer, the BBC says. Publishing a study in Nature Genetics, The Institute of Cancer Research's Rosalind Eeles and colleagues scanned 10,000 men from the UK and Australia in a genome-wide association study to find the risk factors.
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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.