NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Human Genome Research Institute today announced it has awarded $28.3 million in grants to decipher the underlying mechanisms that turn genes on and off.

Five new awards, part of the Genomics of Gene Regulation (GGR) program started in 2013, were given to study gene networks and pathways in different systems in the body.

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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.