More Cuts

AstraZeneca will be cutting 8,000 jobs over the next couple of years, according to the Wall Street Journal. Reuters adds that that number represent about 12 percent of the company’s workforce.

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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.