NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A major federal spending bill that appears poised for passage by the US Congress would provide a roughly $1 billion increase to the National Institutes of Health for fiscal year 2014, compared with last year, when the sequestration cut NIH's budget by around $1.55 billion.

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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.