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Tired of tending virtual crops and feeding fish with your Facebook friends? How about trying your hand at synthesizing small-molecule compounds and organizing clinical trials?

Boehringer Ingelheim is preparing to launch a beta version of Syrum, "a social game on Facebook which sees you take control of your very own pharmaceutical company."

The game lets players set up their own labs to discover new drugs and bring them to market.

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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.