To close its $150 million budget gap, Yale University will be cutting staff, freezing salaries, and limiting the number of graduate students, reports the New York Times. A memo from Yale’s president and its provost, Richard Levin and Peter Salovey, said these steps were needed because the school's endowment dropped from $22.9 billion in June 2008 to $16.3 billion in June 2009.

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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.

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