The home of the Hershey chocolate bar has a sweet spot of another sort for startup companies in the life sciences and other technologies — namely the 80,448-square-foot Hershey Center for Applied Research opened two years ago this May.

The facility is the first of up to a dozen buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet envisioned for a 165-acre campus near Penn State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine.

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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.