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If NIH isn't going to fund people, someone has to take up the slack, why not HHMI? They announced a new competition, beginning this week, for research support totaling $300 million for young scientists. They plan to chose up to 70 scientists who have been running their own labs for two to six years.

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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.