Shiny New Award

Len Blavatnik, the billionaire founder of Access Industries, and the New York Academy of Sciences are planning new $250,000 prizes that are to be awarded to three young scientists, the New York Times reports. The new awards build on a smaller, regional program, expanding it to be nationwide.

The prizes are to be awarded annually and are open to investigators under the age of 42.

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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.