This updated article clarifies the nature of Karl Voelkerding's new relationship with EraGen. The researcher was appointed, not hired, by the company.

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 - EraGen Biosciences on Tuesday said it had appointed clinical pathologist Karl Voelkerding to serve on its scientific board.

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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.