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The US House of Representatives has approved a spending bill that would cut the budget of the Department of Energy's Office of Science slightly, reports ScienceInsider's David Malakoff. The bill would give DOE $26.3 billion, $4.82 billion of which would go to the Office of Science, Malakoff says — about $365 million below DOE's total 2012 budget and $72.2 million below of the Office of Science's 2012 budget. The Senate has yet to vote on the bill.

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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.