A post at Medgadget checks in at the Mayo Clinic, where researchers are using mega computer power to model infectious diseases like bird flu, SARS, and malaria in an effort to understand exactly how the infections run their course, including the structures of enzymes that play a role.

 

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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.