Researchers at Boston University have discovered that a small number of drug-resistant "Good Samaritan" bacteria may help other, more vulnerable microbes survive antibiotic treatments, even if they themselves don't, according to Scientific American's Melinda Wenner Moyer. The researchers exposed a culture of E.

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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.