Spud Sequence

The James Hutton Institute's Glenn Bryan expects growers to start seeing benefits from potato genome sequencing projects within the decade, Farmers Weekly reports. Speaking at a recent UK Potato Council briefing, Bryan said that while genetic research has already taught breeders much about tuber shape, among other traits, genomics still may deepen scientists' understanding of what makes certain varieties resistant to potato cyste nemadote and blight.

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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.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.