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In this week's Nature Genetics, an international research team reports the identification of genes underlying different hair colors in humans. The team conducted a genome-wide association study meta-analysis of nearly 300,000 individuals of European descent and identified 123 autosomal and one X-chromosome loci significantly associated with hair color, including ones that act on pigmentation and the creation of melanin.

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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.