This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a multi-institute research team reports on the discovery that certain classes of the bacterial protein Cas, which is used in the gene-editing system CRISPR, are fused to a reverse transcriptase gene. As a result, these Cas proteins can capture and incorporate RNA, suggesting that certain CRISPR systems can not only obtain information from the genomes of DNA-based viruses but also from the gene expression program they contain.

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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.