This weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a front-page feature story on the International Rice Research Institute, the megafacility outside Manila aiming to problems facing the rice-growing community. Scientists there are working with "high-tech rice" that can be grown in unusual or challenging environmental conditions, perform photosynthesis differently, and more.

 

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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.