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A couple in the UK is cloning their dead dog, the Guardian reports. The couple, Laura Jacques and Richard Remde lost their pet boxer to brain cancer in June, and turned to the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, which offers cloning services for $100,000. They are the first in the UK to purchase the company's services, though another woman won a contest to have her dachshund, Winnie, cloned.

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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.