NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in the journal Endangered Species Research, scientists used DNA barcoding to determine the geographic origin of scalloped hammerhead shark fins being sold by vendors in Hong Kong and to identify genetic subgroups within living sharks in the western Atlantic.

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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.