NEW YORK, May 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Arnold Orville Beckman, founder and chairman emeritus of Beckman Coulter, died May 18 at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He was 104, and died in his sleep, according to the company.
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360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.
The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.
Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.
In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.