Researchers funded by the US National Science Foundation whose projects are under investigation by the chair of the House science committee tell the Chronicle of Higher Education's Paul Baskin that it's a "witch hunt."

"It saddens me that elected officials are attacking science in this way," says University at Albany anthropologist Robert Rosenswig, who studies Mexican history with his NSF grant.

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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.