A ceremony was held at Harvard to hand out the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, says this AP article. The award is given by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for "oddball but often surprisingly practical scientific achievements," some of which included that Coke acts as a spermicide, foods that sound better taste better, and exotic dancers make more money when they are at peak fertility. A full list of winners is listed in the story.

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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.