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As we approach the 10th anniversary of the sequencing of the first human genome, the price of sequencing has gone down from a few million dollars to a few thousand. Researchers are talking about the advent of $1,000 genome as sequencing technology becomes faster and more efficient. But does cheaper mean better? Not necessarily, says The New Scientist's Michael Le Page.

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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.