This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Canadian researchers explore contributions that de novo mutations make to cases of severe or more moderate intellectual disability. Through exome sequencing on 41 individuals with intellectual disability and their unaffected parents, the team narrowed in on 81 de novo mutations that appear to impact protein-coding sequences or splice sites.

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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.