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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca said this week that they are opening a new functional genomics center in the UK. The Joint Cancer Research UK – AstraZeneca Functional Genomics Centre will focus on the function and interaction of genes and proteins in cancer and use technologies such as CRISPR to create models of disease.

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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.