NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Research Council today called for a national, federally-funded, decade-long effort to harness new and coming biological technologies and information to create a "New Biology" initiative that would integrate computer science, physics, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and other sciences to address issues of global concern.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.