Since the human genome can be sequenced faster and deeper than before — and for a lot less money — whole-genome sequencing is poised to explode both in the clinic and outside, but there are few ethical recommendations that guide this field. To fill that void, a group of bioethicists and genomic scientists convened to draw up ethical recommendations for some key issues in genomic research.

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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.