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A team led by investigators at Boston College this week reports its use of whole-genome sequencing to identify an etiological point mutation in Toxoplasma gondii TgDOC2.1 that causes a defect in secretion of the micronemes, "an apicomplexan-specific organelle that contains adhesion proteins."

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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.