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Not only does the lab mouse Mus musculus have its genome sequenced, but two labs, those of Kelly Frazer and Gary Churchill, are independently making genomic maps of the different strains to get insights into the lab mouse's evolutionary history and, perhaps, into how diseases arise in both mice and people.

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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.