In a YouTube animation, user JavaMama926 depicts hypothetical conversation between an investigator and a biostatistician and says that "this is what happens when two people are speaking different research languages." Watch their expertise and opinions collide — and frustrations emerge — as the researcher approaches the statistician to see whether his proposed patient sample size is adequate for a drug effectiveness trial as his grant deadline looms:

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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.