Where did people get the idea that traits like intelligence could be determined by individual genes? That's what University of Oxford neuropsychology professor Dorothy Bishop wants to know. Writing for the Guardian's science blog, Bishop wonders where we got the idea that people's mental and physical traits can be predicted from their genes. Some genes are all-or-nothing predictors of certain traits, such as Huntington's disease, Bishop says.

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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.