Sequencing startup Pacific Biosciences was happily handing out copies of the New York Times at the Marco Island meeting on Saturday, and here's why: a couple of articles prominently featured the company and its technology, which it officially unveiled at the AGBT conference. This one surveys the field, mentioning other companies such as Helicos, and quotes a number of top-notch scientists about their views on the PacBio tech.

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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.