Biology and biomedical research labs at US universities grew during the two years between fiscal years 2009 and 2011, at least in terms of sheer space, as the amount of square feet devoted to the biosciences increased 8 percent from 50.3 million to 54.3 million.

A new analysis by the National Science Foundation says that the growth in biology and biomedical research space at academic institutions led all scientific disciplines, which grew overall by 3.5 percent over the two-year period.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

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.

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.