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LiveScience's Stephanie Pappas this week reports that while the Swiss personal genomics firm iGENEA suggests that more than half of all Western European men are to some degree related to the historic pharaoh King Tutankhamun, the researchers "who worked to decode Tut's genome … say the claim is 'unscientific.'" The iGENEA team, which claims to have constructed a second-hand DNA profile of Tutankhamun, initiated its study of the boy-king "based on what they say are genetic markers t

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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.