The collaboration between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Massachusetts General Cancer Center to study the role of genetics in response to cancer treatment is beginning to show results. The study, which began in 2008, released its initial data set, detailing the responses of 350 cancer cell lines to 18 therapeutics. From this, researchers were able to confirm that melanomas with a mutation in the BRAF gene were sensitive to the Astra-Zeneca drug AZ628.

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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.