NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Southern California and Johns Hopkins University have been awarded $10.4 million from the National Cancer Institute for cancer epigenomics research that will contribute data to NCI's Cancer Genome Atlas program.

Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, JHU and USC's Epigenome Center will use the funding to collect epigenomic data from all major types of cancer over the next five years, USC and JHU said recently.

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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.