Michael Arrington has a post at the TechCrunch blog about his own experience sending in his DNA to 23andMe. Before you let out a "been there, done that" yawn, GTO has this to say -- Arrington raises a great issue that we haven't seen in anyone else's posts so far. What if, he asks, he just sends in someone else's DNA under his own name? Sure, a service company like 23andMe could easily distinguish male DNA from female.

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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.