It's Rare Disease Day today, so to mark the day, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron wrote a column in The Times to impart some lessons he has learned from having a child diagnosed with a rare disease.

Cameron's oldest son, Ivan, was born with a neurological disease called Ohtahara syndrome. Epilepsy affects 1 in every 200 children. Of those, just 1 in 500 are affected by Ohtahara, Cameron says.

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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.