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The European Union has appointed Scottish microbiologist Anne Glover its first chief scientific advisor, reports ScienceInsider's Jop de Vrieze. Glover will report to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso on how to improve the EU's science policy. She has served as the Scottish government's chief science advisor for the past five years, and conducts research on biosensor technology at the University of Aberdeen, de Vrieze adds.

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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.