A New Phage or Two

High school student Sherafghan Khan uncovered a new bacteriophage as part of a genomics class, the Kentucky New Era reports. He dubbed it Flare16 because its tail flared at the end and because of his age, it adds.

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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.