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Students at Soldan International High School have swabbed their cheeks to participate in National Geographic's Genographic Project. On her blog, Sandra Porter wonders how the students’ teachers will respond to unexpected results — ones that the kid’s parents might want to keep quiet.

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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.