The University of Tokyo has fired the researcher who claimed he treated heart failure patients with their own induced pluripotent stem cells, only to admit later that he lied.

The university fired the researcher, Hisashi Moriguchi, on Friday, less than a month after he presented his research at the New York Stem Cell Foundation meeting claiming he had developed a method of reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells and that the iPS cells could be differentiated with a "supercooling method" that he invented.

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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.