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How adults in the US view genetic engineering of animals depends on why the engineering is done, according to the Pew Research Center.

Pew surveyed 2,537 adults in the US to ask their thoughts on the genetic engineering of animals, from modifying mosquitoes to prevent disease spread to engineering animals for human organ transplants to bringing back extinct species.

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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.