Y Combinator Labs

The startup incubator from which Dropbox, AirBnb, and Reddit sprang is launching a nonprofit research arm, the Verge reports. Though best known for its influence on Internet businesses, Technology Review notes that it has expanded its scope to include companies that focus on hardware, biotechnology, and nuclear energy.

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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.