Self-CRISPRing?

Josiah Zayner wants to make gene editing easy, according to Fast Company.

Zayner argues that, rather than having to know the technical ins and outs, people should just be able to say they want to make a purple mushroom. "That's as difficult as it should be for a human being to genetically modify something," he said at the SynBioBeta conference, according to Fast Company.

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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.