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MapD, a new software program from Todd Mostak and Sam Madden at MIT, allows for very quick visualization of large datasets, MIT's Technology Review reports. Rather than rely on CPUs, MapD uses GPUs to process data, which Tech Review adds, allows it to be some 70 times faster.

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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.