Here's an article from today's New York Times reporting on scientific efforts to use bioengineering methods to alter the properties of wood, making it easier in the long run to use trees to make biofuels. The process, developed by a team led by Vincent Chiang at North Carolina State University, uses mechanisms such as inserting a reverse copy of a gene to limit the tree's formation of a compound called lignin.

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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.