A new commentary published in Lab Animal positing a hypothetical ethics violation in the treatment of lab animals has bloggers disagreeing on the merits of such case studies in ethics training for researchers. In the case study, a postdoc at "Great Eastern University" was found to have cut corners when operating on lab animals, leading those animals to have greater rates of wound re-opening and infection, requiring euthanasia in some cases.

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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.