A new DNA test from Qiagen outperforms Pap smears in detecting the virus behind cervical cancer, reports the New York Times. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine looks into the effectiveness of human papillomavirus testing versus cytologic testing versus visual inspection of the cervix with acetic acid on of cervical cancer incidence and death in India.

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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.