XNA Activity

Xeno-nucleic acids, or XNAs, can act as catalysts, report researchers led by MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's Philipp Holliger in Nature this week. They've dubbed these synthetic catalysts XNAzymes.

He and his colleagues reported in Science in 2012 on their development of six XNAs not found in nature that could store genetic information.

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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.