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This opinion piece, from the chair of the biochemistry department at the University of Utah med school, says that the funding crunch in biomedicine will drive talented people away from careers in research. "The loss of future discoveries," he writes in the Salt Lake Tribune, "would be significant."

Here at GTO, we like to think of the funding crunch as the problem that keeps on giving.

 

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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.