This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by researchers from Sage Bionetworks and the University of Chicago report on the discovery of a gene that may determine the extent of a major adverse effect of cholesterol-lowering statins. The investigators identified a downstream target of statin treatment that regulates the expression of the gene GATM, which appears to play a role in energy storage in muscle.

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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.