NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Andrew Fire and Craig Mello for their discovery of RNA interference, the Nobel Assembly at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet said today.
 
In 1998 Fire, a professor of pathology and genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Mello, a professor of molecular medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, discovered and published the mechanism that can degrade mRNA from a specific gene.
 

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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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