The Great Debate

Jason Bobe links to a video posted by Tech Review in which Helicos Biosciences' Stanley Lapidus explains why he is involved in George Church's Personal Genome Project and why he's not too worried about his genome becoming public. "I joined it not so much because I am intensely curious about my genome. I am about 60 years old and with maybe one-third or one-quarter left of my life to live.

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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.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.