This Week in Science

Science has its own news story on the 1,000 Genomes Project that focuses on how mapping a diverse group of genomes will become a reference set of variation and will help uncover rare SNPs. Science also notes that Craig Venter's team plans to sequence 10 individuals this year and 10,000 more -- as diploid genomes -- over the next 10 years.

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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.