Capturing Variance

Despite the sheer amount of information packed into the human genome, much of it is the same from person to person as BGI's CEO Ye Yin tells Wired UK. Only 0.5 percent of the genome varies between individuals, though those differences can be marked.

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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.