NEW YORK, Oct. 14 - Bayer will shutter Visible Genetics' Cambridge, UK, facility and lay off all of its 30 employees as the German pharma giant takes it first steps after formally absorbing VGI this morning, a Bayer spokesman told GenomeWeb.


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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.