This Week in Science

Two papers in Science this week focus on the mechanosensitive channel of small conductance (MscS) in E. coli, important for regulating osmotic pressure through rapid ion flux. In one, Scottish researchers determined the 3.45 angstrom-resolution structure of the channel in an open conformation.

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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.