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A Medical University of South Carolina researcher was arrested and accused of supplying stem cells for unapproved therapies, reports Nature's News Blog. According to the indictment, Vincent Dammai received umbilical cord blood from Global Laboratories, which received it from a licensed midwife, who was also arrested. Dammai allegedly then derived cord blood stem cells and sent them back to Global.

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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.