By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Los Angeles-based firm Sidmap will collaborate with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in lung cancer metabolomics research using funding JHU was granted from the National Cancer Institute, the company said today.

The $340,000 grant will be used to test if a gain in function of a certain gene transcription factor called Nrf2 promotes tumorigenesis in the presence of a cancer-causing signal.

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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.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.