NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government plans to keep its science spending flat at £4.6 billion ($7 billion) in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, according to a new spending plan unveiled this week. Critics say this funding level will effectively amount to a cut due to the impact of inflation.

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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.