The field of RNA interference reached innumerable milestones during 2004, but one thing the technology did not do was show up as a Science breakthrough of the year (unlike in 2003 and 2002, when it topped the list).

RNAi’s absence from the magazine’s list was not so much an oversight, however, as a reminder of the technology’s maturation.

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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.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.