When Rob Knop was a junior faculty member he says he went to a meeting where an associate provost said that grant support wasn't necessary to receive tenure, and that the applicant only needed to be an excellent researcher. The provost continued to say that to be a good researcher in the sciences means continual funding — and that means having more than one grant.

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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.