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There are about 75,000 genetics tests on the market, and doctors have no idea what to do with them all, says The Verge. Indeed, a recent study of primary care docs in New York showed that only 14 percent of them were comfortable interpreting results from genetic tests.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

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.