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Researchers from Canada and the US report on findings from an effort to characterize functional genomic features in breast cancer cell lines. Using small hairpin RNA-based dropout screens, the team searched for mutations involved in breast cancer survival or proliferation in 77 breast cancer cell lines.

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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.