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Some 300 research chimpanzees are heading into retirement, the New York Times reports. US President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday authorizing the use of funds to support the chimps in their retirement; the funds were originally allocated to pay for their keep in research labs.

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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.