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In Nature this week, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, report the discovery of novel soil-dwelling bacteria with gene clusters that enable secondary metabolite biosynthesis, suggesting that the organisms may be a new source of molecules with biomedical potential.

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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.