MIAMI, Sept. 12 – Data management software provider Geospiza of Seattle, Wash., said Tuesday that it has received a grant from the US National Human Genome Research Institute to fund its work on enhancing the Phrap DNA sequence assembly algorithm.

The company is collaborating with Southwest Parallel Software of Albuquerque, NM, on this project.

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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.