GTO's Odds and Ends

What do you do with all those items that aren't big enough for their own post? At GTO headquarters, you round them up into a smorgasbord of odds and ends. To wit:

NYT reports that California-based BioArts International is planning an auction next month to clone five dogs in a project called Best Friends Again. Bidding will start at $100,000.

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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.