This Week in Science

In a Science paper published online in advance this week, researchers at the New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and their collaborators characterize the 3' untranslated regions in Caenorhabditis elegans. Using polyA capture, 3'RACE, full-length cDNAs, and RNA-seq, the team defines nearly 26,000 distinct 3'UTRs and frequent alternative isoforms in C. elegans; they also show that average 3'UTR length decreases as the worms age.

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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.