A paper published this week in PNAS from scientists at the Broad Institute looks at how to better identify the proteins to which small molecules and drugs bind to effect their mechanism of action. The group used a combination of quantitative proteomics, or SILAC, and affinity enrichment to find these proteins in an "unbiased, robust and comprehensive" way. Particularly, they detail applying the method to identifying targets of kinase inhibitors and immunophilin binders.

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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.

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