Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka tells the Japan Times that researchers should be patient- or application-focused, rather than paper-focused.

Yamanaka, the director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application at Kyoto University, says that he was moved to go into research because, as a surgeon, there were many patients he was unable to help, including his father.

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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.