Global Shift in R&D

A new analysis of global biomedical research and development investments shows that the US is losing some of its dominance, as industry science funding in the US, in particular, has lagged just as countries in Asia and Oceania have been spending more on R&D.

The analysis of global R&D trends between 2007 and 2012, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the US share of global biomedical research spending declined over the last five years from 51 percent to below 45 percent.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.