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A blog post at Wired urges parents to get on the stick and start teaching their kids about evolution from a very early age, since public schools generally don't seem to do this job well. Taking cue from Swarthmore's Colin Purrington, the post lists books, blogs, and other resources where parents can get "kid-friendly" materials explaining evolution.

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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.