This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York Genome Center, and elsewhere describe an analytical method for assessing shared variants with potential ties to autism spectrum disorder, which they demonstrated using family data from the Simons Simplex Collection and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange.

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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.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.