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A Round of Applause

Susan Lindquist at the Whitehead Institute and Stanley Prusiner from the University of California, San Francisco, were among the researchers who received the National Medal of Science Wednesday at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

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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.