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This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Sao Paulo have used bioinformatics to build the human cell surfaceome. From this catalog of 3,702 cell surface transmembrane proteins, they were able to look at gene expression differences to find surfaceome genes that could be possible tumor targets, 593 of which they validated using qPCR.

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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.