Inside Higher Ed reports on a bipartisan immigration reform plan proposed by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which would grant green cards to science, technology, engineering, and math students from outside the US who receive a doctoral or master's degree here.

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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.