23andMe plans to share some preliminary data from its exome sequencing pilot project at the American Society of Human Genetics conference this week.

In a blog post, 23andMe says it plans to present initial findings from its Exome 80x Pilot Program in a poster at the conference.

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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.