NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A UK research institute will lead an €11.8-million ($16-million) research consortium that will study the potential uses for RNA interference in treating disease.
 
The Sainsbury Institute at the John Innes Center in Norwich said the European Commission-funded consortium will comprise 17 labs in nine European countries. The group will be called Silencing RNAs: Organizers and Coordinators of Complexity in Eukaryotic Organisms.
 

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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.