This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by researchers from Heinrich Heine University and Oklahoma State University report on the discovery that the red alga Galdieria sulphuraria, which lives in the toxic conditions of volcanic sulfur springs, acquired some of the genes it needs to survive from simpler organisms such as bacteria. The investigators sequenced the alga's genome and found acquired at least 75 genes through horizontal gene transfer.

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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.