NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Less than a year after surpassing 300 employees, the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute will be "shooting for 400" in the new year by expanding its work in immunology and systems biology, as well as continuing its research programs in malaria, HIV, tuberculosis, and neglected trypanosomatid diseases, President and Director Ken Stuart told GenomeWeb Daily News this week.

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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.