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In Science this week, the Brainstorm Consortium reports an analysis of shared heritability in common brain disorders, finding significant genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders. The consortium examined 25 brain disorders using genome-wide association studies of 265,218 patients and 784,643 control participants, and assessed their relationship to 17 phenotypes from almost 1.2 million individuals.

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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.