Sorta Safe and Secure

With the recent spate of security breaches — at Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, among other places — Ed Silverman at Pharmalot wonders whether the US Food and Drug Administration is at risk.

As he writes, though, FDA has already been subject to a "wide-scale" security breach that affected some 14,000 accounts.

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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.