Procter & Gamble Beauty researchers sequenced the Malassezia globosa genome, reports Reuters. This fungus grows on the skin of between 50 percent to 90 percent of people, causing dandruff or other skin conditions. The fungus can also cause systemic infections in newborns.

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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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