Surrounded by Viruses

While everybody has heard of the cold virus and many others that infect people, there are a number of viruses lurking out there in other animals. Other animals, Megan Gannon at LiveScience notes, have been the source of viruses like HIV, SARS, and West Nile that are fairly new to infecting people.

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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.