This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Chinese Academy of Sciences-led team takes a look at DNA methylation patterns in hybrid Arabidopsis plants. Using bisulfite sequencing and small RNA sequencing, the researchers characterized the DNA methylomes and small RNA repertoires in two different Arabidopsis ecotype plants and hybrid progeny formed by crossing them.

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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.