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As of January, George Weinstock has become a professor of genetics at Washington University in St. Louis, as well as associate director of its Genome Sequencing Center. Formerly, Weinstock was a professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and co-director of its Human Genome Sequencing Center.

Florida promised $80 million to the University of Miami's Institute for Human Genomics. The institute, which opened in November, started with an initial $37 million in federal funds and an undisclosed amount from the university's medical school.

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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.