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TechCrunch wonders where Sergey Brin went. As you may recall, Brin's blog, called too, made a splash when it appeared in September. The second entry on the blog (right after the introductory post) announced that Brin has the LRRK2 gene for familial Parkinson's disease. As TechCrunch's Robin Wauters points out, there was never a third post.

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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.

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This webinar will provide an overview of polygenic risk scores, which aggregate dozens of genetic variants that have been linked to disease risk in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) into a single score.