In a paper published online in advance in the New England Journal of Medicine, a public-private team led by investigators at the University of Cambridge shows that whole-genome sequencing can provide clinically relevant data on bacterial transmission in real time, such that it can influence infection control and patient management.

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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.