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Some researchers and drug companies are looking to people with essential fructosuria as inspiration for anti-obesity treatments, Bloomberg reports.

People with this rare genetic condition are unable to metabolize fructose, have an aversion to sweets, and appear to be at a decreased risk of developing obesity, type 2 diabetes, and some liver conditions, Bloomberg adds.

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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.