Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) has appointed Patrick Soon-Shiong to a committee that will advise President Donald Trump on health information technology, Politico reports.

Trump has reportedly also considered Soon-Shiong, the CEO of NantWorks, for science advisor or for director of the National Institutes of Health.

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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.