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Two New Scientist writers, Peter Aldhous and Michael Reilly, show how simple it is to steal someone's genome and have it analyzed. From a water glass that Peter used, Michael was able to send DNA to be amplified and analyzed by an unnamed lab services company. Michael also submitted a sample of Peter's DNA from a used condom for analysis at DecodeMe. They received results from both samples.

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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.

Jun
17
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This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.