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In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from France present evidence for past interactions between the unicellular algal species Bigelowiella natans and giant viruses known as nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV). By sifting through genome sequences for more than 1,100 sequenced eukaryotes, the team saw some 300 genes in the B.

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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.