Staying Even

A newly unveiled Canadian budget would leave research funding mostly flat, ScienceInsider reports.

The budget proposed by Finance Minister Bill Morneau includes an overall $11.3 billion increase in spending, bringing the budget to $247.7 billion, it adds. But the budgets of the three major granting councils will remain static until a panel that's reviewing basic research in Canada announces its findings, it says.

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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.