NEW YORK, Aug. 6 - PreAnalytix, a Swiss-based joint venture between Qiagen and Becton Dickinson, has signed on GlaxoSmithKline as a new customer for its molecular-testing tools, PreAnalytix said yesterday.

The company's first product, the PaxGene Blood RNA system, is designed to help gene analysis of blood samples. It was launched in April 2001.

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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.