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In Science Advances this week, an international research team presents a way to identify fungus-derived natural products with biomedical potential. Called HEx — short for heterologous expression — the synthetic biology platform enables the rapid, scalable expression of fungal biosynthetic genes and their encoded metabolites in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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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.