Michael Cohen has become the new chief scientific officer of Toronto-based MetriGenix, following the company's acquisition of GeneXP Biosciences , the company said last week. He is the former president of GeneXP.


René Bernards, chief scientific officer of Agendia, has won the Spinoza prize from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, Agendia said last week. He also heads the division of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.

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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.