In yet another year-in-review piece, Wired congratulates genetic engineers by naming "the top 10 organisms that didn't exist on Dec. 31, 2006." Students from the iGEM competition got recognition for creating a strain of E. coli that can produce butanol fuel. GTO was struck by what a good year it was for felines: the Wired list includes glow-in-the-dark cats, hypoallergenic cats, and schizophrenic mice.

 

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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.