Confused and Worried

US President Donald Trump wants the Food and Drug Administration to hasten its approvals of drugs, but Vox's Julia Belluz reports that new policies have instead sown confusion at the agency.

Belluz notes that the Trump administration has put a hiring freeze into effect, announced that for every new regulation two existing ones have to be eliminated, and that an FDA commissioner has yet to be named.

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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.

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