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In news, US Senator Tom Coburn is blocking the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which passed the House in April by a vote of 420 to 3. The bill would make it illegal for employers or insurers to use genetic information in hiring, firing, promotion, or insurance-coverage decisions. President Bush has promised to sign the bill, but Coburn contends that it lacks "precision."

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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.