WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb News) – A US Department of Health and Human Services committee plans to vote in December on the recommendations it will supply HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt concerning the state of genomics in the US, particularly concerning consumer genetic testing and pharmacogenomics.
 

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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.