Margaret Peterlin, deputy under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and deputy director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, said this week that she will be leaving the USPTO in August with plans to pursue employment in the private sector.
 
US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez appointed Peterlin as deputy under secretary in early 2007 (see BTW, 6/4/2007).
 

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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.