This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of PNAS this week, Sarah Tishkoff, Carlos Bustamante, and their team examined population structure and ancestry patterns in West African and African American populations. The researchers incorporated new and old genotyping data to look at genetic patterns in a dozen African populations and 365 African Americans. In the African populations, language and geography usually corresponded to genetic patterns.

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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.