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IBM has developed lab-on-a-chip diagnostic tool, reports Technology Review. In the prototype, a small amount of blood flows through the chips' capillaries — as small as 30 micrometers. There, antibodies bind to disease markers in the blood, to diagnose a disease in 15 minutes, according to Emmanuel Delamarche who worked on the device at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Those compounds are then detected by another set of antibodies and measured with a fluoresce reader.

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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.