A year ago, GT readers honored Francis Collins as Person of the Year — his picture graced the cover — for his work leading the Human Genome Project, which was formally completed in April 2003. Collins had managed to lead an effort that was widely celebrated in the popular media and that was finished two years early and $400 million under budget (of course, some credit would have to be given to the stimulus of Venter’s competition).

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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.