Over at In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe pays homage to bacteria. Learning about antibacterial drug discovery "has given me a new respect for the nasty resilience of bacteria," he writes. "Their independent, free-living nature makes them nastier than even tumor cell lines. ...

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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.