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Nature this week brings home next-generation sequencing for cheaper, faster, and more accurate whole genome sequencing. A consortium led by Illumina sequenced the first African genome, that of a male Yoruban from Nigeria. They characterized 4 million SNPs and 400,000 structural variants.

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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.