This article from the UK's Guardian reports that Britain's Parliament approved a bill that will allow scientists "to produce human-animal 'hybrid embryos' for stem cells, and use 'saviour siblings' to provide bone marrow or umbilical cord tissue for treating genetic conditions." The newspaper refers to the approval as "the most significant shake-up of embryology laws for 20 years."

 

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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.