This Week in Science

In Science, Bruce Alberts discusses what "science education" should entail. Beyond emphasizing rote memorization -- which is important -- he says a focus should also be placed on learning how to see the world from a scientific perspective. For the US, he proposes that a national project be developed to assess the understanding of science.

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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.