By now, you've probably read several blog post and articles that make arguments for why research data and software should be free and open to all — we figure one more won't hurt.

In a recent post, an Ensembl outreach officer makes a case for why Ensembl's data and code are open source and open access that is based on economics and chance.

Economically speaking, making everything open saves time, money, and infrastructure and just makes for more efficient research.

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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.