In a review article, George Church says that people might be better off forgetting about privacy in the new era of personal genomics. At his Genetic Future blog, Daniel MacArthur summarizes Church's piece, which appears in Nature Reviews Genetics, saying that a new paradigm for research has arrived and that "research participants must learn to accept the fact that the privacy of their genetic and health information cannot be guaranteed."

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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.