Evolutionary biologist Francisco Ayala has resigned from the University of California, Irvine, where he was also a benefactor, following a sexual harassment investigation, the New York Times reports. It adds that the university is removing his name from its biological sciences school, endowed chairs, buildings, and more in what the Times calls a "sharp rebuke."

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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.