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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Finland and the US introduce an online resource for tracking the prevalence of Mendelian disease-related variants in purebred and mixed dog breeds. The resource, known as MyBreedData, stemmed from a custom array-based analysis of 152 Mendelian disease-related variants in more than 83,000 mixed breed dogs and 18,000 of their purebred counterparts.

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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.