Allure of Science

While US President Barack Obama has placed an emphasis on getting students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers through the Educate to Innovate Initiative and a series of White House science fairs, Kenneth Chang at the New York Times writes that the goal has been "elusive."

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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.