SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Illumina today announced the launch of three new sequencing systems and provided an update on its diagnostic plans in the noninvasive prenatal testing and oncology markets.

Speaking at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, CEO Jay Flatley preannounced fourth quarter revenues of $512 million, as well as $1.86 billion in FY 2014 revenues, representing 31 percent year-over-year growth. He said the firm expects revenue growth of 20 percent in FY 2015.

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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.