InterWest Partners

Bruker said this week it has appointed Joshua Young vice president of investor relations. Young will take over from Stacey Desrochers, who will focus on management of the company's treasury operations.

The company next year plans to launch a 1,000-patient verification trial for its lung cancer protein biomarker panel, with trials for its Alzheimer's disease panel likely to follow, said an official.

The molecular diagnostics company plans to use the funds for marketing and R&D.

Lycera, which is developing drugs for autoimmune diseases, will use the cash to advance through Phase II proof-of-concept studies a drug based on University of Michigan research, and into Phase I trials a second candidate based on research conducted at New York University.

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.