At the NIGMS Feedback Loop blog, Peter Lyster notes that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and other NIH institutes are part of two new funding opportunities that are trying to bring biomedical and physical scientists together. One focuses on translational research.

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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.