The National Institutes of Health has awarded a team of Harvard University researchers nearly $300,000 to develop a new microarray platform capable of imaging millions of bacterial cells in an overnight experiment.

Such a device could enable scientists to "probe the growth dynamics and the expression dynamics of very rare bacterial phenotypes" from cell to cell, according to Jeffrey Moffitt, a postdoc in the department of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard.

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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.