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The UK public is largely comfortable with the idea of using gene-editing approaches to prevent genetic disorders from being passed down from parent to child, according to a new survey commissioned by the Royal Society. The report found that about three quarters of respondents supported such use of genetic technologies.

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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.