The New York Times has an article on using radiation to create genetically mutated plants. Radiation breeding has led to thousands of mutant plants and a large part of the world's crops, and has been put to use by bodies like the International Atomic Energy Agency to improve crop yields in developing countries.

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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.