The Amy Bishop case has moved into a new phase, according to Nature's The Great Beyond blog. Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Bishop, who was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. She is charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings of her colleagues during a faculty meeting.

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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.