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In this week's Nature Genetics, a University of Michigan-led team presents a new statistical method for overcoming the problem of case-control imbalance in large-scale genetic association studies. According to the researchers, dropping genotyping costs have allowed biobanks to genotype all their participants, enabling genome-wide scale phenome-wide association studies in hundreds of thousands of samples.

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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.