Evidently, the NIH budget crunch is hitting researchers harder than we thought.

An e-mail from Cold Spring Harbor today urges people to donate $25 to the institute's research fund, in exchange for which they'll "surprise your favorite scientist with a hand delivered red carnation."

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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.