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In this week's Science, a team led by Stanford University researchers reports on a new technique for identifying recent changes in allele frequencies using contemporary genome sequences, which they used to study selected-for traits among the ancestors of modern Britons during the past 2,000 years to 3,000 years. Called the Singleton Density Score, the method was applied to evaluate selection signals in more than 3,000 modern genomes from selected from the British population.

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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.