Lego is introducing a whole set of female scientist figurines this summer, the Guardian reports. These minifigures, which will be part of a 'research institute' box set, are to include an astronomer, a chemist, and a paleontologist.
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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.
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.