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In the New Scientist, Paul Nurse says that the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation is "one of the UK's most important biomedical research initiatives in a generation" and he'd like to see it cover a large swath of biomedical research. "My own suggestion for a new research initiative is to make greater use of human material for biological investigations," Nurse says.

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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.