Following the close of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Series C round of financing last week, the RNAi therapeutics space has seen a dramatic increase in investor interest, with privately held companies in the field pulling in more than $100 million thus far in 2013.

Publicly traded RNAi drug firms have also been faring well, raising more than $230 million in the first part of the year through stock offerings, with the majority going to industry leader Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

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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.