In the lowlands of South Carolina there is a breed of small dog, found in the wild and domesticated, that may open a window into how dogs co-evolved with humans, and the routes they took together as they spread around the globe, the New York Times says.

The Carolina dog is a pointy-eared, smallish, pack-hunting animal with a distinctive mask and a wolf-like snout, giving them a roughly similar appearance to the Dingo of Australia.

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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.