This Week in Cell

In a paper published online in advance in Cell this week, a team led by investigators at Cancer Research UK shows that "CTCF-binding locations are highly conserved across mammals." The team identified more than 5,000 robust and tissue-independent locations conserved when comparing ChIP-seq data from six mammals.

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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.