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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the UK, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia present findings from a comparative genomic study of Plasmodium knowlesi, a parasite found in macaques that has been linked to human malaria cases in Malaysia and other parts of Southeast Asia. Using a high-quality P. knowlesi reference genome assembled with long read sequence data, the team assessed dozens more isolates from Malaysian Borneo, Peninsular Malaysian, and the Philippines.

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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.