US President Barack Obama outlined his budget proposal for fiscal year 2012 on Monday, reports The New York Times. Obama says that his budget plan will reduce the projected budget deficit over the next 10 years by about 10 percent while investing in education, infrastructure, and research. "Republicans rejected Mr.

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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.

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