Delegates at the United Nations have been discussing a legal framework to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea, the New York Times reports. The world's oceans, it notes, fall outside the control of any one country.

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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.

Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.

In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.

Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.