This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify CHG's reasons for discontinuing the tests.    
Boston University’s Center for Human Genetics will stop offering 16 genetic tests for which Athena Diagnostics holds an exclusive license, citing tightened intellectual property restrictions by the firm.

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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.

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