Mishandling Them

There have been a number of safety issues at UK laboratories handling harmful bacteria, fungi, and viruses, the Guardian reports. It says the Health and Safety Executive has investigated 40 incidents at specialist labs between June 2015 and July 2017, including cases that have led scientists to fall ill.

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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.