While federal US law prohibits employers and health insurance companies from weighing people's genetic testing results, other types of insurers such as life, disability, and long-term care insurance companies can. The New York Times asked a panel of experts whether those sorts of companies, too, should be prohibited from using genetic information in their decision-making process.

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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.