This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, an international team led by investigators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describes variant differences between scout and recruit bees in the forager caste of honeybees, Apis mellifera. The researchers identified more than 1.4 million SNP sites in the honeybee genome through whole-genome sequencing on 44 scout forager or recruit forager individuals.

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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.