What the Birds Sing

The songs that birds chirp may be genetically determined, Agence France Presse reports.

As they report in Nature Ecology and Evolution, Uppsala University's David Wheatcroft and Anna Qvarnström swapped eggs from the nests of pied and collared flycatchers. The pied flycatcher eggs were then raised by collared flycatchers and vice versa.

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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.