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In an editorial, Nature lauds two research prizes that it says could indicate a shift in the scientific culture.

By calling out instances of well-crafted studies with negative results or of well-performed replication studies, Nature says these prizes "counteract risks" and "boost rewards" for such work.

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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.