Daniel MacArthur at Genetic Future wonders if genetic testing will bring about the demise of private insurance companies, particularly in countries with public healthcare systems. The thinking goes that if people do not have to share genetic testing information with private insurers (as is the case in the UK until 2014), people who think they will fall ill will buy private insurance and the healthy others will rely on the public system.

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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.