Stephen Colbert's April 15 interview with Kevin Noonan, makes a pretty good case for gene patenting, says Patent Docs' Donald Zuhn, who works with Noonan. Noonan has been defending Myriad's right to the breast cancer gene patent that was ruled invalid in March.

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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.