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Harvard's Pardis Sabeti -- researcher, role model, and rock star -- is profiled in this issue of Science. Sabeti has quickly become visible in her field because of a knack for hard work, raising money, and reaching out to the community, as well as being a pretty good singer. Currently, she is working on uncovering evidence of selection in the human genome in relation to susceptibility to Lassa fever.

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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.