Over at the Digital Bio blog, auteur Sandra Porter has been treating readers to a three-part series on how to sequence genomes. The third part went up this week, and seems to be the meatiest of the batch. If you need to brush up on your reads and chromats, check it out here.

 

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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.