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Scientists at Roche have used computational methods to screen for small molecule kinase inhibitors (SMKIs) that bind to more than one kinase and cause damage to chromosomes. Using a competitive binding assay, they tested the binding affinity of 113 SMKIs against a representative subset of all 290 kinases. They were able to identify kinases that correlate with chromosome damage, "providing a basis for rational drug design away from genotoxicity," they say.

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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.