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In PLOS Genetics, a team from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University explore enhanced cancer predisposition in PTEN mutation-free individuals with conditions called Cowden/Cowden-like (CS/CS-like) syndrome and Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS). A subset of individuals with each condition carries cancer-related germline PTEN mutations, the researchers say.

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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.