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By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A UK firm founded three years ago is looking to shake up the BRCA testing market.

In mid-2010, NewGene, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, launched its next-generation sequencing-based BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing service for breast cancer in the UK. Initially, the test is being targeted to patients with a family history of breast cancer with a longer-term goal of developing it as a general screen for the 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.

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