Over at Gene Expression, Razib posts some data from an NSF study on science knowledge among different age groups and different regions around the world. In general, youngsters beat out people over 65. Two areas that showed the biggest discrepancy between young and old were continental drift and the amount of time it takes for the Earth to make its way around the sun.

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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.