Though recent studies have established chromosomal microarrays as a higher-yield tool for detecting constitutional abnormalities, geneticists continue to work to link copy number variations with specific phenotypes.

The US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently granted a team led by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center $5 million to better understand how variants uncovered by array analysis might be linked to developmental delay, structural abnormalities, and diseases.

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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.