This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by researchers at Yale University School of Medicine report on cis-regulatory control of corticospinal system development and evolution. The team identifies a conserved non-exonic element called E4 that acts as a cortex-specific enhancer for the Fezf2 gene, which is used in the specification of corticospinal neuron identity.

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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.