At the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog, this post notes the rising estimates of Challenge Grant applications. "Although the dust has not settled as yet, the NIH has currently accepted more than 18K RC1 applications, with another 11K in the error correction queue," according to the blogger. "CSR expects to engage 10K - 15K reviewers" -- which explains why you've probably gotten more than a few invitations already.

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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.

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