Pause and Deliberate

The White House has suspended funding for new studies into certain gain-of-function experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses, as it undertakes a "deliberative process to assess the potential risks and benefits associated" with such studies, according to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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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.