By Doug Macron

RXi Pharmaceuticals last week announced that it had selected a lead candidate from its anti-scarring program as the first compound it will move into human testing, meeting a previously stated corporate goal for 2010.

And while company's other goal for the year — the establishment of an industry partnership — remains an overall objective, RXi President and CEO Noah Beerman indicated that it may not happen until 2011.

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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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