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In Science, Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Aravinda Chakravarti previews next week’s International Congress of Human Genetics 2011 to be held in Montreal, saying that “advances in biomedical research have raised high expectations for translating research into medical applications, including individualizing treatment and prevention,” and adding that, for genomic medicine, “there is no time with a more acute need for science than now."

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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.