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Researchers at Pennsylvania State University are investigating whether four proteins discovered via proteomic techniques can improve the fertility of commercial dairy bulls used to inseminate tens of thousands of cows throughout their lifetime.

The study is noteworthy because bull semen is very lucrative. One bull is capable of generating thousands of dollars per week for its bovine artificial insemination company, and if its fertility can be increased by even a few percent, that would represent more dollars.

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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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