In December, Nature introduced the Creative Commons “Attribution, Non-commercial, Share Alike” license for genome papers publishing first-time sequences.  This builds on an existing open access policy for these papers, which will now not only be freely accessible but also re-usable. Creative Commons offers many different kinds of copyright licensing terms; this particular type allows users to freely reuse works as long as they properly cite authorship, don’t resell them, and make sure that if they build upon the work, they offer the new work with the same license.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.