NEW YORK, June 1 - The number of new funding deals continued to drop in May as the IPO market continued to weaken, venture capitalists remained weary, and private placements waned, a report released Friday by Facts Online said.

During May the number of fundings fell to 309, down from 325 in April and 370 in March.

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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.