The Scientist has a run-down of interesting experiments that can, unexpectedly, be done with a mass spec. Lebanon Valley College's Anderson Marsh used his MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer to determine the size of nanoparticles that he is working with and the FDA's Douglas Hayward is developing MS methods to detecting pesticides in dietary supplements. Mass spec can be applied to many projects.

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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.