An article in the Guardian takes a look at how stem cell scientists in the US have been forced to juggle research priorities with federal red tape. Since President Bush's 2001 ban on mingling government money with new embryonic stem cell lines, the day-to-day reality of conducting early stem cell research has been fraught with difficulties.

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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.