Wolfgang Schreier is lead author on a paper in today's Science ($) in which a team of scientists report witnessing DNA being damaged as a result of exposure to UV light. Using infrared spectroscopy, scientists saw that not only did the DNA sustain damage, but it did so after less than one picosecond of exposure.

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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.