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In five years, Biopolis in Singapore has grown to 1,000 scientists, and it’s not lacking in scientific output: the number of papers produced at the flagship Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology grew from 82 in 2000 to 165 in 2006, and Singapore’s Genome Institute became the first in the world to sequence the SARS virus in 2003.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

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.