New Overlay Journal

A mathematician has launched an overlay journal that will link to papers housed at arXiv, Nature News reports. Researchers will submit papers to Discrete Analysis from arXiv and the journal will evaluate them through a conventional peer review process, it adds.

With such an approach, Timothy Gowers from the University of Cambridge — a winner of the Fields Medal — says the cost of running a journal will drop.

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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.