Blogger Prof-like Substance writes about what he calls "the admissions dance" wherein graduate students are accepted to, and placed within, a group in his department. At his university, the faculty employs a "mixture of our own recruiting," and interviews a subset of program applicants as well.

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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.