The research community is concerned about a last-minute amendment that legislators attached to a recently enacted newborn screening law, requiring state health departments to garner parental consent before using their babies' deidentified blood spots for scientific studies.

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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.