Researchers have been able to link certain foods to health as well as certain microbes to certain foods, but making the jump from microbes straight to health isn’t fully established, writes Maanvi Singh at NPR’s the Salt blog. Still, she wonders whether there might be some foods that promote microbiome health.

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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.