In Charge of Research

Geneviève Fioraso has been appointed the new minister of higher education and research of France in the wake of the recent elections there, reports the Nature News Blog. Fioraso is the deputy mayor of Grenoble and is the Socialist representative of Isère in the National Assembly.

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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.