Don't Wait Your Turn

One of DrugMonkey's readers relayed a bit of a situation. The reader is working on an R01 but a colleague who sits on a study section told the reader to "definitely wait two years so [the reader] can get things rolling before applying." DrugMonkey says that is nonsensical advice and that R01 funding is needed to get and keep a lab working and that waiting around isn't going to accomplish much.

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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.