A lab technician and blogger writes about "reading into" a principal investigator's choice of which lab member attends invitation-only meetings. "Not being a PI, I can only assume what the rationale might be behind the decision to involve a certain trainee over another in a certain process," the author writes.

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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.