Both Science Insider and Nature's News blog report on National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' talk at a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill this week, in which he warned that the grant-funding success rate could drop below 20 percent for the 2011 fiscal year.

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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.