Losing Ground

The US is not keeping the "high ground" in scientific research and engineering, writes Gordon England, former secretary of the Navy and current chair of the National Academy of Engineering, in an opinion piece at the Hill.

He adds that this has follow-on consequences for US national security and the economy.

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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.