It's, Uh, 'Genomical'

The amount of genomic data that will be produced in the next 10 years is expected to be on par with or surpass that generated by astronomers, YouTube, or Twitter, according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This has lead the researchers to argue that "genomical" should replace "astronomical" as an indicator of size.

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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.