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In a book review, Sydney Brenner looks at James Watson's "Avoid Boring People," looking in particular at the lessons Watson professes to have learned along the way. (Unfortunately, GTO can think of a lesson or two that could have come a lot sooner to Jim.)

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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.