This article in the New York Times highlights the growing interest in using genetics to breed dogs with very specific traits -- and the ethical concerns that seem to be slowing absolutely nobody down. The article quotes Mark Neff from UC Davis as saying, "We're on the verge of a real radical shift in the way we apply genetics in our society."

 

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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.