Loss of Confidence

A Harvard researcher considered to be "a rising star in the field of stem cell biology" has retracted a paper she co-authored in Nature because of doubts surrounding the reliability of the research examining the aging of blood stem cells, says the Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson.

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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.