NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vermillion and Accelerate Diagnostics saw their share prices more than double during the first six months of 2013, pacing the GenomeWeb Daily News Index for the first half of the year.

Overall, the index was up nearly 17 percent from the end of 2012, beating the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+14 percent) and the Nasdaq Composite (+13 percent), but trailing the Nasdaq Biotech Index (+27 percent).

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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.