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Once again, FDA is meeting to discuss direct-to-consumer genetic tests, reports Genomics Law Report's Dan Vorhaus. In one month, the regulatory body's Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting to discuss the scientific issues surrounding DTC tests that make medical claims, Vorhaus says.

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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.

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