DrdrA at Blue Lab Coats blogs that The Third Reviewer has added microbiology as its second discipline, and includes papers up for anonymous review from a "very small set of journals for now." In June, when the online "journal club" was launched and put neuroscience papers up for review, several bloggers contemplated

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.