NEW YORK, June 1 – Senomyx, a La Jolla, Calif.-based company that is studying genomic data to seek out new flavor and fragrance molecules, said Friday it had identified 347 human olfactory receptor genes related to smell.

According to the scientists’ findings, which will be published in the June issue of Genome Biology , each of the olfactory receptor genes is predicted to encode for a unique protein that enables the recognition of different smells.

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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.