This Week in PLoS

A team led by investigators at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports having employed 'four core genotypes' mouse model to investigate sex differences in adiposity. In its study, the team found a subset of genes that escape X chromosome inactivation showed higher expression levels in adipose tissue and liver of XX compared to XY mice, which may contribute to sex differences in obesity.

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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.