$100,000 Ain't Bad

A post at The Tree of Life from Jonathan Eisen reminds readers about the upcoming application deadline for grand challenge grants from the Gates Foundation. The initiative will dole out $100 million, with initial grants of $100,000 each, and anyone can apply for funding. Topics include protection against infectious diseases; low-cost diagnostics for global health conditions; advances in mucosal immunity; and new approaches to contraception.

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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.