NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illumina President Francis deSouza has taken a seat on the firm's board of directors. The company said this week that it added a spot on the board, boosting its number from nine to 10 seats, to accommodate deSouza. He will stand for re-election at the firm's 2014 shareholder meeting.

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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.