In characteristic shoot-from-the-hip style, President Bush told a lunch crowd of 8,000 assembled at the tenth annual Biotechnology Industry Organization meeting that the biotechnology industry “finds itself on the front lines of some of the great challenges of our time,” and that researchers in the field should devote their efforts to combating the dangers of bioterrorism, world hunger, and disease.

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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.