NIH Director Francis Collins may miss the deadline he set to get the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences up and running, reports Nature News. Collins has been aiming for the center to open on the first of October, but a lack of a 2012 budget for the US government may prevent him from making that date.

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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.