Ben Affleck is joining the group of individuals giving their DNA to the Genographic Project for analysis, reports the Boston Globe. The Project is using DNA from people's cheek swabs to learn about human migration and the participants learn about their ancestry. The New England Revolution soccer player, Marshall Leonard, learned that in addition to his African-American heritage, he also had ancestors from Finland and Asia.

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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.