NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health this month committed roughly $15 million over five years to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and several collaborating institutions to support their research into how genomic variability influences the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

With the funding, the partners have formed the Center for Precision Medicine in Leukemia (CPML), which is specifically tasked with identifying the mechanisms underlying the differential responses among pediatric and adult ALL patients to therapy.

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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.