The DNA of the Piece

The art world is considering using synthetic DNA signatures as a means of tagging genuine works of art, the New York Times reports.

The community, the Times notes, has been rocked by fakes in the market — the prestigious Knoedler Gallery in New York was found to have sold dozens of forgeries before it shut in 2011.

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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.