The US Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking to label all chimpanzees as endangered, the Nature News Blog reports. Such a move could, as the New York Times says, enact a "major barrier to conducting invasive medical research on the animals for human diseases."
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The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.
360Dx reports that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would cover next-generation sequencing-based cancer panel tests.
In PNAS this week: precision medicine strategy to screen for disease risk, genome evolution in Haemophilus influenzae, and more.
Researchers have developed a PCR-based assay to gauge whether manatees are present in waters.