NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (GenomeWeb News) - Incyte reported today that it is laying off 257 employees - about 57 percent of its workforce -- as it shuts down its Palo Alto, Calif.-based research facilities and headquarters.

 

The move will effectively complete the company's transformation to a drug discovery and development firm.

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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.