It's not exactly uplifting, but this article from the Wall Street Journal reports on the fate of the pharmaceutical industry. (We'd say it places it somewhere between "embattled" and "dire.") While a number of blockbuster drugs are coming off patent, fewer and fewer drugs have gone on the market, and -- at least according to pharma execs -- FDA is getting increasingly picky about handing out approvals.

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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.