Just when you thought biologists were getting comfortable with IT, here comes a whole new take on information technology. Fast Company offers this interview with Tom Austin, a researcher with Gartner, in which he discusses his theory that "social sciences will become more important to IT departments than IT itself." He says that web 2.0 will change how we interact and use computers, arguing that sites like MySpace and Facebook will become models of how this interaction works.

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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.