This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the US, Spain, and Denmark describe lineages identified in the human follicle mite Demodex folliculorum using hundreds of mitochondrial DNA sequences from 70 individuals of European, Asian, African, or Latin American descent.

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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.