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In Cancer Cell this week, researchers in the US and Europe say pancreatitis-induced inflammation contributes to pancreatic cancer. It does so by inhibiting oncogene-induced senescence of cancer cells. Pancreatic acinar cells are resistant to transformation by oncogenes, but if they are exposed to limited bouts of non-acute pancreatitis and they harbor K-Ras oncogenes, they can yield pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias and ductal adenocarcinomas, the authors write.

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Consulting company McKinsey says diagnostics companies will have to combine genomic data analysis, electronic medical records, effective reimbursement strategies, and regulatory compliance in order to win.

A new report has found that researchers in Africa are still heavily dependent on funding from organizations in the US, Europe, and China, Nature News says.

An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.