In response to recent suppositions reverberating in the blogosphere, Keith Robison at Omics! Omics! says that "plenty of genomes are still fair game for sequencing." In contemplating what makes a genome "interesting," Robison says that its history, evolution and development, and biochemical makeup come to mind.

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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.