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Svante Pääbo has had a very interesting few months — last year, he revealed a previously unknown type of hominim called the Denisovans, which he tells New Scientist's Alison George are neither Neandertals nor modern humans, and which were identified from DNA alone.

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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.