Applying It

Publisher Elsevier has announced that it is launching a new open-access journal called Applied and Translational Genomics. "Applied and Translational Genomics has a broad scope and provides a home for high-quality research in the areas that sometimes get caught in between basic research and clinical trials," says Bart Wacek, executive publisher of life sciences at Elsevier, in a statement.

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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.