With its Baseline Project, Verily hopes to determine what a generally healthy person looks like by collecting genetic data, blood samples, imaging, and more from some 10,000 people over time. But New Scientist wonders whether this ambitious project will actually be able to do so.

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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.