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Nazneen Rahman has figured out a way to make genetic testing more easily accessible for UK women with ovarian cancer, writes Ed Yong at the Atlantic. Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations are more likely to respond to certain chemotherapy drugs and PARP inhibitors, but getting tested can be difficult.

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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.