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In Nature Ecology & Evolution this week, scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences report a genomic analysis of the fall webworm, a highly invasive pest from North America that has spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere in recent decades. Using whole-genome sequencing and transcriptome profiling, the researchers identify genetic factors underlying the rapid adaptation of the fall webworm, such as genes and pathways associated with carbohydrate metabolism and gustatory receptors.

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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.