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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Metagenomic sequencing methods are increasingly being explored for soil forensics as investigators push for ways to use microbial DNA profiles to differentiate similar soils from distinct locales.

Monoquant, an Australian company spun out of Flinders University to commercialize molecular methods to monitor minimal residual disease in blood cancers, has developed a PCR-based DNA assay that can routinely detect one cancerous cell in 10 million normal cells in chronic myeloid

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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.