Guardian reporter James Randerson has a blog post about a new petition to make Darwin's birthday an official holiday in the UK. "If Darwin is your man," he writes, "then tell Gordon Brown by signing this petition on the Number 10 website." The effort was launched by Ian Roberts of the Watford Area Humanists.

 

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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.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.