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The results of some gene tests bring more uncertainty than was present before testing, the New York Times writes. It highlights the cases of a few patients who underwent testing for one disease, but found out they had a variant — often linked to another disease — whose significance is hard to interpret.

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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.