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If you think $399 to $2,500 is too high a price to pay to have your genes scanned, you can try to be one of TruGenetics' first 10,000 customers. Those lucky few will receive a free genetic profile of more than 500,000 genetic markers for 200 diseases and conditions. Genomeboy's Misha Angrist wonders about the company's business model. "Is free genotyping enough to cannibalize market share from the Big Three?

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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.