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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Stephane Perrey will serve as president of Qiagen KK, Qiagen's Tokyo subsidiary. He is taking over for Kazuo Tokushige, who retired on Dec. 31. Perrey formerly worked at Third Wave/Hologic Japan and he held various positions in Japan's in vitro diagnostic industry.

Allen Bombard has accepted the job of chief medical officer at Sequenom. In the role, Bombard will oversee the company's clinical and medical affairs.

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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.