Today President Barack Obama will announce his pick for head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius. With a reputation as a consumer advocate, Sebelius takes the lead as second choice to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, says an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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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.