What's Risk, Anyway?

As part of a series on DNA, NBC Nightly News covered genetic testing yesterday evening. In particular, they focused on the interpreting the results and the need for genetic counselors to help people understand what the tests mean, but adds that there is not much regulation of these tests.

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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.