Part one of a two-part series.

Of the three major groups of industry drug targets — G-protein coupled receptors, kinases and phosphatases, and ion channels — some industry insiders have speculated that ion channels represent the fastest growing area, as researchers continue to elucidate the role they play in neurological disease, pain, psychiatric disorders, and addiction.

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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.